The print is largely illegible in this advertisement from the January 15, 1885 issue of The Chatham Record, but I found lots of similar late nineteenth-century advertisements online. So here, courtesy the internet and several unsung archivists, is what the ad probably says:

60 cts. Large Size, $1.

A complete model Incandescent, Electric Lamp with Battery, Stand Globe, Platina Burner, Wire, and instructions for putting the American Electric Light in operation without danger. Either size mailed postpaid, on receipt of price by the manufacturer.

Frederick Lowey
96 Fulton Street, New York


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