Dayton, Ohio: J. W. Stoddard & Co.; Printed by Gies & Co., Buffalo N.Y., [ca. 1880]. 8vo brochure, 6.75” x 11.75” sheet printed on both sides, folded into 5.875” x 3.5”, 1 pictorial b&w printed side with four panels, 1 full-sheet pictorial color lithograph on verso.
A handsome brochure promoting the award-winning Tiger, King of Rakes, as the “Perfect Self-Discharging Sulky Rake,” with a 3” x 5” engraving of the J. W. Stoddard Farm Machinery factory complex on one panel, a 2” x 3” engraving of a farmer perched on the rake being pulled by a horse on the title panel, two panels of text, and, most strikingly, a full page chromolithograph gracing the verso with Lady Liberty driving a chariot-rake through the sky, pulled by a flying tiger. The latter was printed by Gies & Co., a highly regarded Buffalo lithographer with nearly 75 artisans on staff.