I'm slowly working my way through the The ABC Book of Crocheted Edges and Corners - No 2. This book is one of 5 that was published by the Asmus Bradley Company during the 1920's.
In this line of thought, I started wondering ... Who was Asmus Bradley Co.? This led me on a two and a half hour internet search project entitled ... how I spent my Sunday morning. And, what did I learn? Well, not much. Apparently the Asmus Bradley Co. was ran by an individual named Charles E Bradley. I could find no real estate ties to them, other than renting of the fifth floor of a building at 208 W Monroe, Chicago IL. The business trade was listed as Art, Needlework Materials and Fancy Linens. They had copyright notices for their pattern books, as well as some reference to tatting shuttles. But, no manufacturing. So, my current guess is Asmus Bradley was a retailer, selling art supplies to the ladies of the times and published books as self promotion. Again, this is just a guess on my part. To try and substantiate, I've sent an Email off to D.M.C. asking them if there was any other relationship between them. (I've also asked for their recommended equivalent guide for the No 40 Six Cord Cotton).
All that aside, let me get back to this book -- The ABC book of Crocheted Edges and Corners. It's a quite nice book with 18 pages; 16 of which are individual patterns for crochet edges and corners (just as you might suspect).
Okay, time for me to get back on track.
Thanks for dropping by.
P.S. I'll update this post should I receive an answer from D.M.C. (Not often, but once in awhile these companies do answer).