Advertising card for US Cartridge Co. Lowell Mass. early 1900s
Ammunition maker, two-sided advertising card from late 1800s, early 1900s.
On one side, information on the company:
U.S. CARTRIDGE CO. Lowell, Mass.
Metallic, Pistol and Rifle Cartridges
Climax and New Rapid Paper Shot Shells
Agents in New York (Hungerford) and San Francisco (Sonntag).
On other side, target practice card:
30 feet for B B Rifle
100 Feet for .22 Short Rifle
30 Feet for .32 S. & W. pistol
100 Feet for .44 S. & W. Pistol
Little yellowing along edges. Crease LL corner.
3 ¼” x 4 ⅜” 8 x 11 cm
The United States Cartridge Company was an early manufacturer of cartridge ammunition for small arms. The company was founded in 1869 by American Civil War general Benjamin Butler. Company startup was during the most rapid evolution of cartridge design to date. Lowell, Massachusetts emerged as one of the most successful cartridge producers in the United States while Butler served as a congressman from Massachusetts from 1867 to 1879 and as governor from 1883 to 1884. After supplying 65 percent of American small arms ammunition production for World War I, the company was acquired by the owner of Winchester Repeating Arms; and the Lowell factory closed as manufacturing shifted to New Haven, Connecticut.