Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Sterling Did It

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The front of the trade card features a color drawing of a woman in a purple dress, white apron and white chef's cap standing besides a massive stack of loaves of bread, in front of which is a Sterling Range with eight more loaves in the oven. A coal bucket and a flour barrel are off to the side. In addition to a Sterling Range logo, additional text reads The Sterling Did It, Only One Fire Pot Of Coal, Only One BBL Of Flour, Baked In 10 Hours, Only 231 Loaves, Had No Equal, then beneath the drawing, Copyright 1895 By Sill Stove Works, Rochester, N.Y., See Our Record On Other Side. The back side of the card is text describing the experiment.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: J. Ottmann Lith. Co. (New York, N.Y.)

Brand Name: Sterling Ranges

Publisher: Sill Stove Works (Rochester, N.Y.)


11.4 x 16.5 cm

Trade Cards

Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: The Sterling Did It. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

illustration of king running with tray of tarts


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