My wife and I attended a collectible auction a few weeks ago where I bid on and won a box lot of books. Among the books in the box lot was a wonderful surprise . . . . a 1950 ‘s Catalog Number 53 issued by Peden Iron and Steel Company of Houston, Texas. Would you believe – this book has 1,148 pages of tools, guns, bicycle, lamps, as well as many different kinds of machinery and machine parts.
I will time-to-time post some of the more outstanding items – along with pictures and other information that is in this catalog. You will be able to see some of the very interesting tools that were manufactured and shipped out this Texas sized catalog back in the 50’s. That being said, I thought I’d start with one of the vintage Huffman bicycles. In addition to the picture you’ll see there are a lot of specs included.