LOUDERBECK, GILBERT & CO.; Importers & Jobbers of Foreign & Domestic Hardware, Cutlery & Guns: No. 53 Chambers Street. New York: April 12, 1878. Sold to L. J Pierce, Forestville, NY. 4 dz. Thumb Latches, 1 Dead Lox (sic), 2 L. A. Butt. One of the all time great engraved billheads.
New Notes: Here is a copy of a billhead from 1864 for a Hardware dealer by the name of Fifield, in Oneida, NY. The border is the exact same as that of the Louderbeck billhead. Even though 12 years separate the two billheads, they either went to the same printer or this plate was a stock item from an engraver or a printers supply house.