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Title Catalog: Rustic Work. Rustic Construction Works. 33 Fulton St., New York. N.d., ca. 1903-1908.
Object Name Catalog, Sales
Catalog Number 2015.024.0002
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Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Sale catalog: Rustic Work. Rustic Construction Works. 33 Fulton St., New York. Since 1875.
No date, circa 1903-1908.

Printed oblong pamphlet, 6" x 9" wide, [24] pp plus covers (printed in red and green); 16 half-tone black-and-white photo plates, two half-tone photo illustrations plus 25 line cuts.

Note: as printed the plates are out of number sequence.

Full text is in notes. PDF on file.

This catalog is for a company that under a different name had its factory and warehouse in Hoboken for an estimated two years (1909-1911); Hoboken is not mentioned in this catalog. See related or archives 2015.024.0001 for the catalog that listed Hoboken for its factory and warehouse.

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Notes Rustic Construction Works was in business from 1875-1908. Bankrupt July 1909. Succeeded by Rustic Manufacturing Company in 1909.

Both firms were under the control of H.I. Pinckney (known as Harry or Harold Pinckney).

An earlier address for Rustic Construction Works: 1881 - 29 Fulton St., N.Y.

Helping to date this catalog are references in photo captions to two country estates that were built in 1902 which would suggest this catalog is probably no earlier than 1903.

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Archives 2015.024.0002
Transcription of printed text.
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[front cover]

Rustic Construction Works
33 Fulton St. New York
Since 1875

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[page 1]

THIS business is a unique one, there being no other of its character in the country. Our products go to all sections, and the building where these products are turned out has become one of the landmarks of lower New York.

The work is artistic in the highest degree, and new designs and effects are constantly sought. The results secured by thirty-five years of experience and endeavor are to be seen on every hand in the five floors of our building.

Ourmen are not merely artisans; theyare artists, who have labored with us handin hand, for years, attaining thereby an artistic perfection which cannot be successfully imitated.

For the Country estate this work is ideal; the effects produced by the skillful use of trees, branches and roots in their natural state, with their graceful and varied forms, for structures, orfor furniture and ornaments to be placed about the grounds, are far more harmonious with such surroundings than the rigid lines of the conventionalshapes made by the best artisans from lumber.

It is manifestly impossible in a catalogue of this size, to do more than touch upon some of the merits of Rustic Work, and submit a few illustrations of our many and varied products.

Thebasic element ofmost Rustic Work is the red-heartlog cedar, with the bark on. This has been selected, not only for itsgreat beauty, but also for its strength and durability, the products being good for a life-time. Superb effects are secured from the use of the silver birch, and other woods are used, it being quite possible, at times, to secure satisfactory results from the use of native material.

Our long experience in designing special effects, appropriate to the locations and existing conditions, is at your service, and will be found of great benefit in any contemplated improvement. We shall be pleased to make a personal inspection of your property; give you our views as to how the best effects can be secured, and will submit such sketches and plans as may be appropriate.

All of our larger products, such as Tea Houses, Bridges, Fences, etc., are constructed either upon the grounds, or in our factory, as may be desired. When constructed at our factory, they are shipped in sections and can easily be put together at the grounds.

You may trust us to act as your architect and builder. If, however, you prefer the services of your own architect, we are glad to act with him, and make the improvements in accordance with his plans.

You are cordially invited to visit and inspect our building, and your orders, whether personal, or by mail or telephone, will receive prompt attention and satisfactory fulfillment.

RUSTIC CONSTRUCTION WORKS,
H.I. PINCKNEY, Proprietor,
33 Fulton Street New York City.

E. A. PINCKNEY,
Founder, 1875.

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[page 2]

A Rustic Garage

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate I. Recently erected by us on the estate of John A. McCall, Long Branch, N. J. Note the beauty of the structure, its individuality and harmony with its surroundings. It can be constructed in any size, to accommodate any number of cars.

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[page 3]

A Rustic Bungalow or Outer Building

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate II. Recently erected on the estate of W. G. Nichols, Esq., Rye, N. Y. Symmetrical and beautiful. An ideal building, appropriate to this fine location. Lower floor is used as a billiard room; upper floor as a general room, but can be divided into smaller rooms.

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[page 4]

A Rustic Tea House

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate III. Octagon shape. The one shown was constructed for the estate of a well-known New Yorker. The illustration speaks for itself, and no comment upon its beauty is needed. These houses have a raised floor, attached interior seats, and tight roof, surmounted by an ornamental bird house. Observe the effect of the knotty roots on corners of structure.

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[page 5]

A Rustic Tea House and Bridge on a Ravine

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate IV. Strikingly artistic and ornamental to the situation. Note the reflection of the bridge in the stream. Possibly there is a nook in your grounds where similar treatment would be effective. Tea Houses and Bridges are constructed in such sizes and lengths as may be desired.

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[page 6]

A Tennis Court, with Rustic Settees and Pagodas

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate V. These add effectively to the beauty of the grounds, and are cozy resting places for players or their friends. These are tight-roofed, affording protection from the sun or a sudden shower.

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[page7]

A Blend of Nature and Art

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate VI. A very striking and attractive treatment. The Rustic Umbrella is on the right; Rustic Seat around the tree is in the rear, and a Thatched Well Curb on the left, the interior of which is all Rustic Work.

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[page 8]

A Rustic Boat House

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate VII. Erected on the country estate, of John A. McCall at Long Branch. The Japanese pagoda style of architecture was adopted, the structural detail being worked out with Red Cedar and Laurel Roots, combining the Orient with primeval nature, a combination artistic, ornamental and serviceable.

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[page 9]

A Rustic Fence

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate VIII. It has the appearance of a bridge, being erected upon a dam. An inducement to enjoy the environment for a time is offered by the seats on either side of the central arch. Fences are constructed in sections to any desired length and in many designs.

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[page 10]

A Large Rustic Pergola

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate IX. An ideal structure to train a vine upon. A seat here and there offers a retreat for rest and recreation. An enchanting spot for a stroll on a bright summer day.

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[page 11 - note: Plate numbers are out of sequence at this point as issued]

Rustic Pergola

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate XVI. These can be constructed in any shape and size to meet the requirements of the location. The one shown was erected in West Side Park, Newark, N. J.

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[page 12]

Twin Rustic Pergola

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate XV. In an English garden. The harmony of Rustic Construction with the adjacent landscape is evident, and gives a striking example of the artistic effects we secure.

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[page 13]

Rustic Tea House

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate X. A Rustic Tea House among the trees, erected at Castle Gould, Port Washington, L. I., affording a delightful resting place in an unlooked-for location.

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[page 14]

A Rustic Exhibit

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate XI. One of our Rustic Exhibits; showing a handsome Rustic Summer House, Rustic Flower Pots, Baskets and Boxes, and a Bird House on a Rustic Pole. Duplicate on exhibit in our warerooms.

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[page 15]

A Rustic Red Cedar Fence

[photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate XII. Built in sections to conform to the location. These are constructed in a variety of styles, and sold by the running foot. The one shown was erected at Castle Gould.

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[page 16]

Rustic Arbor

[left photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate XIII. A Rustic Arbor with attached seats. A beautiful suggestion of a structure appropriate to all grounds. Shape and size can be varied to suit.

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Log Cabin

[right photo illustration]

Copyrighted

Plate XIV. Andrew Jackson's Log Cabin. A Child's Play House. Size of room, 9 x 12 feet. Verandah, 3x12 feet. The interior is sealed and water-tight. Far more desirable than the ordinary portable house, as it is not alone artistic and effective, but will last a life-time.

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[page 17]

Give the Birds a home. Place a Bird House in the branch of a tree or on a pole;
they are a very pretty addition to the grounds

Rustic Bird House, Round Shape
[illustration]
Shape round; containing two floors, two rooms on a floor,
with four entrances. Price, $15.00.
With a 15-foot Pole, ready to set up, $3.00 additional.
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Rustic Bird Houses
[2 illustrations]

One-Room House,...$2.00
Two-Room House,... 3.00

All sizes and shapes on exhibit in our warerooms

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[page 18]

Rustic Red Cedar Furniture with the Bark on
Artistic, Ornamental, Comfortable. Lasts for years. Weather does not affect

Straight Back Rustic Arm Chair
[illustration]
Big, heavy and handsome
Price, $10.00
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TheNewport Rustic Log Cedar Settee
[illustration]
The most effective piece of rough natural ever put together. Will last a lifetime. Built in four sizes -
Seat 3-1/2 Feet in Length, ...$10.00
“4““...13.00
“5““...16.50
“6““...20.00

We carry in stock a variety of other designs

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[page 19]

Rustic Red Cedar Furniture with the Bark on
Artistic, Ornamental, Comfortable. Lasts for years. Weather does not affect
[4 illustrations]
The Saratoga Settee and Arm Chair
Four Feet long, $15.00 Constructed any size
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[chair] Price, $12.00
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Straight Back Settee Trimmed with Roots
Price, 4 feet, $13.00; 5 feet, $16.50; 6 feet $20.00
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Rustic Arm Chair
of Red Cedar Logs with Bark Price, $8.50
A Side Chair precisely like cut, without Arms,
Price,$7.50

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[page 20]

Rustic Plant Stand
[illustration]
A Beautiful Center Piece for the Lawn made from Log Red Cedar with Bark on
13 in. Diameter, 34 in. High, . $5.50
16 "" 38"" 7.00
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Rustic Octagon Table
[illustration]
Three Sizes -
Diameter ofTop, 24inches, $9.00
" " " 30 ".12.00
" " " 36 ".15.00
Tables can be built any size or shape
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Square Rustic Table
[illustration]
20 inches Diameter, ..$8.00
24" " 10.00
30" " 12.00

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[page 21]

Rustic Knotty Root Furniture for Lawn or Verandah
Beautiful and serviceable. Polished or Plain. Individuality, due to root formations

The Rustic Knotty Root Settee
[illustration center]
Handsomely Polished. Adapted for Interior or Exterior
Seat 4 Feet in Length, $15.00
" 5 " " 20.00
" 6 " " 25.00
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[illustration left]
Side Chair, $6.00
Same Chair with Arms of Roots, $10.00
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[illustration right]
Rustic Rocker, $15.00

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[page 22]

Cross, with Base Vase
[illustration left]
For vines and trailing plants, suitable for churches, cemeteries, etc.
Vase, 9 x 18 inches; extreme height, 3 feet.
Price, $10.00
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Rustic Vase
[illustration center]
No. 37
A very attractive Vase. 4 feet high, and 2 feet 9 inches wide, with one Centre and two Side Vases, each 18 inches long and 8-3/4 inches deep.
Price, $25.00
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Round Rustic Vase of Knotty Roots
[illustration right]
No. 16. Three Sizes
DiameterHeightDepthPrice
26 inches,40 inches,12 inches,$15.00
16"32"10"7.50
12"30"8"6.00
Very handsome, stylish Vase,suitable for the parlor or window

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[page 23]

Little Things Appropriate for the Verandah if You are Fond of Flowers

Rustic Window or Verandah Box
[illustration upper left]
Price, $15.00

Made of Half Log Red Cedar with Bark on Inside Measure

Price
Length,18inches,Width,7inches;Height, 7inches,$2.50

24““7“ 7“3.50

30““7““ 7“4.50

Outside Measure is Two Inches Larger each way Can be built any size
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Hanging Basket
Three Handles
[illustration bottom left]
12 Inches Diameter, $2.50
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Hall Bracket
[illustration bottom center]
10 Inches Diameter, $2.50
12 Inches Diameter, $3.50
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A Rustic Hanging Basket
[illustration bottom right]
Creates a Pretty Effect Hanging from the Verandah
8Inches Diameter, ....$0.75
9““....1.00
10““....1.25
12““....1.50
13““....1.75
15““....2.25
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Special Notice.- All selections from this sheet can be shipped upon receipt of order

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[page 24]

Rustic Jardinieres for Lawn and Verandah

Rustic Oblong Vase
[illustration upper left]
No. 14
Length, 30 inches; height, 30 inches
Price, $10.00
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Rustic Plant Tub
[illustration lower left]
Square Shape
15 Inches Diameter, $4.00
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Rustic Plant Tub
[illustration center]
For the verandah or stumps of trees. Made of the Half Log Red Cedar with Bark on. Very effective.
Inside Measurements-
Diameter, 13 in., Depth, 11 in., $3.00
Diameter, 16 in., Depth, 12 in., 4.00
Actual Height, 16 Inches
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Rustic Bowl Vase
[illustration upper right]
12 inches Diameter, $5.00
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Cedar Plant Tub
Cedar Trimmed with Roots
[illustration lower right]
Round Shape 14 Inches Diameter,$4.00
16 Inches Diameter,5.00

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[inside back cover]

SUGGESTIONS
Which if Adopted will Create Pretty Situations

Rustic Fence or Entrance Way with Lodge.
Rustic Arbor over Path.
Rustic Arch leading to Garden.
Rustic Bridge over Stream or Ravine.
Rustic Tea House on a Knoll.
Rustic Bath House or Boat House and Dock Landing.
Rustic Pump House or Garage.
Rustic Back Stops for Tennis Court.
Rustic Lamp Posts.
Rustic Swings.
High Rustic Fence to train Vines on, for Clothes Shield.
Rustic Dog House.
Any objectionable building covered with Rustic Work, and made a beautiful addition to the grounds.
In fact, we construct anything which can be made of Logs or Roots.

The foregoing illustrations are some of our ideas. If they do not include just what you want send us a rough draft of your grounds with request for expert suggestions which we will gladly furnish free of charge.

H. I. Pinckney, Prop.
RUSTIC CONSTRUCTION WORKS
33 Fulton Street, New York City

[end]

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Date 1903-1908
Year Range from 1903
Year Range to 1908
Search Terms Rustic Construction Works
Rustic Manufacturing Company
Caption front cover
Imagefile 338\20150240002.TIF
Classification Architecture
Business & Commerce
Exteriors
Furnishings
Gardens & Yards
Manufacturing
Woodworking