Hammacher Schlemmer, I love you
You're like a sweetheart to me.
Hammacher Schlemmer, above you
No other firm e'er could be . . .
The Little Show, 1929
Hammacher Schlemmer & Co. is a 104-year-old Manhattan store to which a Park Avenue dowager goes automatically if she wants a washboard, and to which an Indian prince once wrote for a bronco (he got it). For a price, its customers can get every nicety of modern livingfrom ten varieties of outdoor grills and 90 types of coffeemakers to rhinestone dog collars (for the cocktail hour) and bronze fig leaves (for statues).
Last week Mrs. Else...