J. V. Parrish and R. A. Walker Receive Patent

The Skidmore, Missouri area was no stranger to ingenuity.  Mr. D. Ward King, for example, was known internationally for his inventions improving road maintenance.  He was joined in the inventors’ club by two other Skidmore citizens, J. V. Parrish and R. A. Walker, with their handy and ingenious little advertising novelty in 1910.  We note that they received U.S. patent 942,802 on December 7, 1909 for their Combination Sewing Material Holder.

Here’s the announcement from the January 20, 1910 Skidmore New Era, page 6:

Sewing Material Holder Patent Just Received.  An Ingenious and Handy Advertising Novelty.  A Fine Souvenir.  Already Offers Received from Novelty Houses, for Exclusive Sale.  J. V. Parrish and R. A. Walker have just secured a patent on a very handy and ingenious little advertising novelty from which they expect great results.  We present here a photograph of the novelty from which you will see that it is a household article, and one which can be used constantly and for many purposes.  Besides being an ornament, it is "a thing of beauty and a joy forever," as will be seen from picture it is a handy article containing pins for spools, holders for thimbles, cushions for needles and a recess for scissors, hooks and eyes, buttons, etc.  As an advertising medium it is par excellent, has a space for ad, is always before you when in use and when not in use occupies a prominent place on mantle or shelf in plain sight of all the house.  Messrs Parrish and Walker have already received several letters from novelty companies wanting exclusive sale of the article.

Sewing Material Holder Patent Just Received. Skidmore New Era, January 20, 1910, page 6. J. V. Parrish and R. A. Walker.

Sewing Material Holder Patent Just Received.

An Ingenious and Handy Advertising Novelty.

A Fine Souvenir. Already Offers Received from Novelty Houses, for Exclusive Sale.

J. V. Parrish and R. A. Walker have just secured a patent on a very handy and ingenious little advertising novelty from which they expect great results. We present here a photograph of the novelty from which you will see that it is a household article, and one which can be used constantly and for many purposes. Besides being an ornament, it is “a thing of beauty and a joy forever,” as will be seen from picture it is a handy article containing pins for spools, holders for thimbles, cushions for needles and a recess for scissors, hooks and eyes, buttons, etc. As an advertising medium it is par excellent, has a space for ad, is always before you when in use and when not in use occupies a prominent place on mantle or shelf in plain sight of all the house. Messrs Parrish and Walker have already received several letters from novelty companies wanting exclusive sale of the article.

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