This is the fourth in a series of Do-It-Yourself Curio Catalog Projects:
You can use the following high-quality scans to print your own Standard O and B Supply Co. catalog from 1944.
Each scan is about 1MB and each web page contains the front and back for a sheet. That makes each page about 2MB so be sure you have a broadband connection!
Each page has two scans that are the front and back of a sheet. For example, the page named Standard B&O 1A & 1B contains the front and back of the sheet that contains the front and back outside covers (1A) and inside covers (1B). Each sheet is folded in half so it contains four pages, two pages per side. There are 8 sheets total which gives a 32 page catalog. In addition, there is a page named Standard O&B Envelope that contains scans of the original order return envelope as well as a page named Standard O&B BRC that contains a business relpy card that was included in the original catalog. It shows that a cosmetics company called the Juel Company operated at the same address as Standard O and B.
Just right click the pictures to download them to your computer and print them on both sides of the paper: 1A is backed by 1B, 2A is backed by 2B etc. It helps alignment if each image is centered on the page before printing. Be sure each side has the same top and bottom edges. Each image should fill a whole 8.5" x 11" sheet.
Then trim the pages as desired and fold them in half. Finally, assemble the catalog by putting 1A face down, 2A face down on top of it, etc. up to sheet 8 and staple in the center. All of the pages should now be in the correct original order. Your completed catalog will be almost like reading the real thing from 1944!
There is no copyright notice on this catalog which means this catalog is now in the Public Domain. You can use these images however you wish. But please keep in mind that if you alter the images and try to copyright them youself, only the portion that is your own creation is included in your copyright. The Standard O and B images will remain Public Domain.
On to Standard O&B Page 1A & 1B