Throwback Thursday: A Receipt from 1892

The letterhead of this 1892 receipt bears the Leggett & Leidy Combination Spring Bed Company name. Apparently, Leggett and Platt were conscious of the costs of waste, as a close look reveals that “Leidy” was crossed out and “Platt” written underneath. An ample supply of old letterhead must have been available, since the partnership between J.P. Leggett and C.B. Platt was established in 1885 and Martin Leidy had left the company years earlier.