Finding aid for the The DeVilbiss Company Collection

The DeVilbiss Company Collection
Toledo Museum of Art
Phone: 419-254-5770
DeVilbiss Company
1 boxes
Professional catalogs and other materials relating to the products of the DeVilbiss Company.
The records are in English

Scope and Content

The DeVilbiss Company Collection features trade catalogs of their products (mostly perfume bottles), as well as brochures, transparencies, photographs, magazine articles, design drawings, price lists, and other miscellaneous records.

Statement of Arrangement

The catalogs are arranged chronologically by date.

Restrictions on Use

All pertinent copyright laws apply to reproduction of published materials in the collection; researchers must obtain permission from the copyright holder.

Restrictions on Access

Please notify the Toledo Museum of Art staff 48 hours in advance when requesting these materials.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Atomizers--Ohio--Toledo--History--20th century
perfume bottles


DeVilbiss, Thomas A.


DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company


Toledo (Ohio)

Preferred Citation

The DeVilbiss Collection, Box 1, [folder name], Toledo Museum of Art Archives, Toledo, OH.

Detailed Description of The Collection

DeVilbiss Company Catalogs and Papers, 1921-1968

Catalogs, 1921-1968

Box 1 / Folder 1
DeVilbiss Trade Catalogs, 1921-1929

Box 1 / Folder 2
DeVilbiss Trade Catalogs, 1930-1939

Box 1 / Folder 3
DeVilbiss Trade Catalogs (no catalogs during 1942-1945 due to war years), 1940-1949

Box 1 / Folder 4
DeVilbiss Trade Catalogs, 1950-1959

Box 1 / Folder 5
DeVilbiss Trade Catalogs, 1960-1968

Miscellaneous, 1921-1968

Box 1 / Folder 6
Company Support Advertising Packets with Brochures, 1926-1929

Box 1 / Folder 7
Design Drawings of Proposed Bottles, 1921-1936

Box 1 / Folder 8
Magazine Articles, undated

Box 1 / Folder 9
Original Photo Prints (Printer's Setup Copy), 1940-1941

Box 1 / Folder 10
Price Lists and Product Photos, undated

Box 1 / Folder 11
Product and Direct Mail Brochures (color photocopy), undated

Box 1 / Folder 12
Sales Sheets (Miscellaneous), undated

Box 1 / Folder 13
Thomas A. DeVilbiss Biography (compiled by students in an English class of Barbara Grace Spayd during their junior and senior years at DeVilbiss High School, Toledo, Ohio), 1938-1939

Box 1 / Folder 14
Transparencies of catalog pages (perfume bottles), 1960-1968

Box 1 / Folder 15
Transparencies of catalog pages (perfume bottles), 1960-1968