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96/138/1 Folio, including trade and building material catalogues (10) and promotional leaflets (6), paper / cloth, Wunderlich Limited, Australia, 1927-1935. Click to enlarge.

Wunderlich catalogues in folio

Designed
Catalogues in folio, building materials, paper, Wunderlich Limited, Australia, 1927-1935.
Cloth bound black binder, with studs to longitudinal strip fasteners. Includes trade literature as well as promotional pamphlets concerning Wunderlich building products. There are 16 titles fixed in the binder:
1."Book of Wunderlich Specialties": 24 pgs, dated 1/1/1934, catalog number G83. Includes metal ceilings, sheeting, ventilators,louvres, terracotta tile roofing accessories, Durabestos sheeting, …

Summary

Object No.

96/138/1

Object Statement

Folio, including trade and building material catalogues (10) and promotional leaflets (6), paper / cloth, Wunderlich Limited, Australia, 1927-1935

Physical Description

Catalogues in folio, building materials, paper, Wunderlich Limited, Australia, 1927-1935.
Cloth bound black binder, with studs to longitudinal strip fasteners. Includes trade literature as well as promotional pamphlets concerning Wunderlich building products. There are 16 titles fixed in the binder:
1."Book of Wunderlich Specialties": 24 pgs, dated 1/1/1934, catalog number G83. Includes metal ceilings, sheeting, ventilators,louvres, terracotta tile roofing accessories, Durabestos sheeting, stoneware pipes. Illustrated with stock numbers.
2."A Selection of Wunderlich Ceilings and Other Ornamental Metal Linings", 1933, 32 pags, with illustrations & pattern numbers. Includes pressed metal ceilings, exterior cladding, cornices.
3."Pattern Book - 1935", stamped art metal in steel, galvanised metal, zinc, illustrated, 48 pgs, catalogue number M87, Jan 1935.
4."Colour in Wunderlich Products", catalog M80, 1/1/1933, illustrated, 19 pgs, includes terra cotta, vitreous enamels, name plates, metal ceilings, bricks & brickettes, roofing tiles.
5."Architectural Terra Cotta & Faience", 24 pgs, ills. no date
"Wunderlich Architectural Terra Cotta. Terra Cotta Facades Bulletin T.C. 3," 12/1927. 16 pgs, dealing with commercial terra cotta facades.
6."Wunderlich Architectural Terra Cotta.Terra Cotta Facades Bulletin T.C.3, 12/1927, 16 pgs, dealing with commercial facades.
7."Wunderlich Architectural Terra Cotta in 4 Cities, Bulletin T.C.4", 7/1928,
includes commercial facades in Sydney, Melbourne, Geelong & Adelaide,
especially Dymocks Book Arcade in Sydney. 24 pgs, ills.
8."Wunderlich's Terra Cotta Bulletin T.C.5", dated 2/1929, 16 pages,illus.
9."Wunderlich's Terra Cotta. The Bank Facade of Terra Cotta." Bulletin T.C. 6, 2/1930, deals with Head Office, Government Savings Bank of NSW, Sydney, Castlereagh St & Martin Pl. 24 pgs, ills.
10."Wunderlich's Architectural Terra Cotta; Prize-winning Facades". Bulletin T.C.7, 8 pages. Includes commercial facades: British Medical Assoc Bldg, MacQuarie St Sydney which won the Royal Institute of British Architects Street
Architecture Medal for 1934; University Club building, Philip St Sydney.
Filed in between the bulletins are 6 promotional leaflets: "Wunderlich Building Materials/Walls, ceilings, roofs." Durabestos Homes of Colourful Beauty", "Wunderlivh Durachrome", "Roofs of Tile", "Enamelled Face Bricks", "Colourful Bricks."

Marks

Light blue lettering on spine "WUNDERLICH CATALOGUES"

Dimensions

Height

311 mm

Width

440 mm

Depth

50 mm

Production

Notes

Ernest, Alfred and (from 1900) Otto Wunderlich began importing zinc roofing during the 1880s, forming a public company in 1893 and taking over the Redfern metalworking factory of WH Rocke & Co. Wunderlich's also imported roofing tiles and began making them in 1913 at Brunswick, Melbourne and Rose Hill, Sydney. In 1916 Wunderlich's new Carmellia factory became the first Australian manufacturer of asbestos-cement ('fibro') sheeting. Wunderlich was taken over by CSR Limited in 1969 and its production facilities and tradenames were sold to a variety of companies.

Websdale, Shoosmith Ltd were promotional printers, based in Clarence Street Sydney, known to be active c. 1920-c. 1945.

History

Notes

Jack and Isobel McKeowen rented and then owned a milk bar and store in Bogan Gate in northern New South Wales during the 1920s and 1930s. The 'Black and White Cafe' offered meals and groceries as well as acting as an agency for a traveller/tailor who took orders for men's suits at the store.
Other travellers frequented the store for meals. Presumably a Wunderlich traveller was among these. Whether the store acted as an agency for Wunderlich products is not known by the donor, the daughter of Mr and Mrs McKeowen. The catalogues are bound similarly to the travellers' swatch-books also donated by Mrs Walters (see REC 7836).

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs Beryl Walters

Acquisition Date

15 April 1996

Cite this Object

Harvard

Wunderlich catalogues in folio 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 December 2021, <https://ma.as/149434>

Wikipedia

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