Printed Text on Stand: “Save Your Money and Buy/ UNIVERSAL/ STOVES AND RANGES/ MADE BY CRIBBEN & SEXTON COMPANY,/ CHICAGO./ Minneapolis-Denver-Wichita-San Francisco-Portland.”
Printed Text on Easel Support: W.E. MARTIN & CO./ LITHO. CHICAGO
The Cribben & Sexton Company was a major manufacturer of stoves, co-founded in Chicago by Colonel James A. Sexton (b. 1844), a Civil War veteran. The company was in operation from at least the 1880s to the 1950s.
“Col. James A. Sexton.” Album of Genealogy and Biography, Cook County, Illinois with Portraits. 3rd ed. revised and extended. Chicago: Calumet Book & Engraving Co., 1895. pp. 251-253. Online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilbiog/jasexton.htm (4 April 2006).