: Dated ca. 1880-1900, these are advertisements for coach and hearse models from Merts & Riddle Coach and Hearse Company in Ravenna, Ohio. The first page features an Improved No. 9, page 2 features No. 70 and includes a description which reads "This cut represents our medium size Funeral Car. It has finest quality polished French plate glass; hammer cloth on seat, black broad-cloth lambrequin curtains, trimmed with heavy black silk fringe and tassels; large, hand carved wood center urn on top; late style silver-plated inside drop rails, with bouquet holders. Table plates, table rollers, bier pins, hub-caps, hub-bands, seat rail and pole crab, silver-plated; elegant silver lamps; best Collinge axles; best oil-tempered Swede steel springs and best steel tire. Foot rug, pole straps and wrench, " and provides its dimensions. Page 3 advertises Improved No. 132, page 4 No. 136, and page 5 No. 236. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS1606A_B01F15_009 Subjects
: Ravenna (Ohio); Carriages & coaches; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business; Funeral industry; Funeral vehicles; Advertisements Places
: Ravenna (Ohio); Portage County (Ohio)