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READI-CUT 

HOMES 

(NOT PREFABRICATED) 



THE ALADDIN COMPANY OF BAY CITY, MICHIGAN, WAS FOUNDED FORTY-SIX YEARS AGO 




THE SANTA BARBARA — See page 41 for Plans and Description 



House Page 

Acacia 17 

Alamo 'A2 

Atlanta 14 

Beverly 42 

Brentwood 33 

Brewster 23 

Bristol 40 

Brockton 39 

Carlton 11 



House Page 

Colony 20 

Concord 27 

Coronado .10 

Del Mar 28 

Ei Paso 53 

El Rancho 16 

Glenbrooke 12 

Graystone 8 

Greenbrier . .22 



INDE X 

House Page 

Inglewood 49 

Jasmine 9 

Lexington 24 

Madison 30 Pilgrim '. 44 

Magnolia 43 Pomona .37 

^ fa,r , 20 Redwood 29 

Newport 48 Rio Grande 4 

Norfolk 3a Rockport 45 

Palm Springs 13 Rosewood . . ; 6 



House Page 

Palo Alio 15 

Palomar 21 

Parkway 52 

Pasadena. 36 



House Page 

Santa Barbara 41 

Santa Fe 5 

Shelburne 57 

Summerset 26 

Sunshine 19 

Sylvan 20 

Vinewood 7 

Williamsburg 25 

Winston 38 




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THE ALADDIN COMPANY OF BAY CITY, MICHIGAN, WAS FOUNDED FORTY-SIX YEARS AGO 




THE SANTA BARBARA— See page 41 for Plans and Description 



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INDEX 

House Page 

Inglewood 49 

Jasmine y 

Lexington 24 

Madison 30 

Magnolia 43 

Mayfair 20 

Newport 48 

Norfolk 35 

Palm Springs i:s 



House 

Palo Alto 


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Palomar . .... 

Parkway ..... 

Pasadena 

Pilgrim 

Pomona 


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...52 
.. 36 
... 44 
...37 


Redwood 


...29 


Rio Grande 


... 4 


Rockport 

Rosewood 


...45 
.... 6 



House 

Santa Barbara 
Santa Fe . . . 
Shelburne. . . 
Summerset, . 

Sunshine 

Sylvan 

Vinewood . . . 

Williamsburg 
Winston . . 



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LUMBER 



, HARDWARE AND LABOR 




46 Years of ALADDIN Success 

Here are twelve Aladdin workers who have 
been continuously working; with the Company for over 
thirty years. They are ready to work for you and with 
you in building your home. 



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W. J. SOVEREIGN— 46 
President 



H.V.WHITE— 32 
Ass't Gen. Mgr. 



A. I. LAMB— 38 
Sop't of Production 



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ALADDIN ORIGINATED .^ 

THE READI-CUT SYSTEM OF HOME BUILDING 

THE ALADDIN COMPANY was founded forty-six years ago by 
W. J. Sovereign and O. E. Sovereign who perfected and established the 
First Readi-cut System of Home Building in the world. 

Today as in the past, the company is still managed and owned by these v. lepeak— 42 

two brothers. Customers of forty-six years ago may write to The Aladdin 
Company today and know that the management is unchanged, and that they are writing to and dealing with old friends. 
Their vast experience in the wants and needs of homebuilders, in the choice of the best materials for their use. m the 
preparation and manufacture of the lumber is of tremendous value to every customer of Aladdin. The gm^™^ 
are ready to give you their personal time and assistance to guard you from the mistakes so often made by inexperienced 
homebuilders. This service costs you not one cent extra. It is included as a part of every Aladdin transaction. 

The Readi-cut System as originated by The Aladdin Company has been approved by the United States Government 
the Michigan State Government, and hundreds of big corporations by large purchases of Aladdin Houses. Tins company 
manufactured and shipped the first complete readi-cut home built in the world. 

WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU BUY AN ALADDIN T/ HOUSE 

A careful reading of the following will give you a clear idea of the completeness of matenals and equipment which are 
included in the price of Aladdin Houses. 

You also receive our forty-six years of home building experience to guard you against mistakes of any kind. 



F. LUTZKE— 41 




plans and specifications. Read the following carefully— 



Foundalion wall plates cut to fit 

Girder Sills cut to lit. 

Floor Joists cut to fit. 

Floor Joist Bridging cut to fit. 

Sub Floor Sheathing cut to fit. 

Wall Studding cut to fit. 

Wall Sheathing cut to fit. 

Partition Studding cut to fit. 

Ceiling Joists cut to fit. 

Rafters cut lo fit. 

Roof Sheathing cut to (it. 

Water Proof Building paper be- 
tween sub and finished floor. 

Finish Floor Tongued and 
Grooved: 

Water Proof Building paper be- 
tween wall shealhing and siding. 



Siding souared ready to lit against 

casings and outside finish. 
Cedar shingles or asbestos shingles 

instead of siding if preferred. 
Outside finishing lumber cut 

ready for fitting. 
Roof, cove and quarter round 

moldings. 
Window frames complete with 

inside and outside trim. 
Glass in window sash ready to 

hang. 
Door frames complete with inside 

and outside trim. 
Doors — Interior and Exterior. 
Baseboard and base shoe for all 

rooms. 
For two story houses stairways, 



treads, risers, stringers, newel 

posts, balusters, molding, etc. 

— boxed ready for erection. 
Cellar Stairs where shown— all 

materials cut to fit. 
Nails of proper size in proper 

quantity. 
Lock sets. Door Hinges. 
Double acting door set where 

shown. 
Metal Door Bumpers. 
All window hardware complete. 
Slate surfaced asphalt shingles. 
Valley flashings as needed. 
Paint — three coats. Finish coats 

any colors desired. 
Turpentine. Putty and Oil. 
Interior stains — one coat — Floor 

and Interior Woodwork. 



Interior Varnish — two coats- 
Floor and Interior Woodwork. 

Porch joist, ]>orch flooring, steps, 
columns, balusters and porch 
roof sheathing and ceiling cut 
to fit. 

Closet hook strip. 

Closet Shelving. 

Window Shutters where shown. 

Flower Boxes where shown. 

Foundation plans and foundation 
instructions. (See Page 51) 

Complete set detailed blueprints 
showing every step of erection. 

Copyrighted book of printed in- 
structions and illustrations de- 
scribing every step in erecting 
and completing the house. 



Copyright 1952 by the AtAODIN COMPANY, BayCily. Michigan. All rights reserved. This book or palls Ihcreol may not be reproduced without permission. 



ALADDIN Enters FORTY-SIXTH 
Year of Manuf acturing RE ADI-CUT HOMES 





Six Carpenters 



The ALADDIN Organization' s Long Experience 
Means the Perfection of Machine Production, 
Saving oj Labor on the Job and Elimination of 
Waste of Materials, 

ALADDIN SYSTEM IS BUILT ON THIS 

PRINCIPLE Modern power-driven machines can do BETTER 

work at a lower cost than hand labor. Then every 
bit of work that CAN be done by machine SHOULD be so done. The -steel 
worker with a little hack-saw trying to cut and fit the steel girders of the 
modern skyscrapers should be no more out of place than the modern car- 
penter cutting sills, joists, and rafters. The skyscraper framework is cut to 
fit by machines in the steel mills, marked and numbered ready for erection. 

The lumber in the Aladdin houses is* cut to fit by 
machines in the Aladdin mills, marked and num- 
bered ready for erection. The steel system is over 
sixty years old — the Aladdin system over forty 
five years old. 

An Aladdin Readi-cut Home saves you from 
twenty to thirty percent in your labor bill be-' 
cause the carpenter does not have to spend hie 
time working out the construction details, and cut; 
all the lumber by hand. Our complete drawings 
give him construction details that have been proven the 
best over a period of over forty five years. When building 
the Aladdin Way, you save all the time used by a carpenter 
in measuring, cutting, trying and fitting, because all of this work has been done in our factory 
by modern machines. A machine cut Aladdin home is better built, stronger and more substantial 
and it will give you a lifetime of satisfaction. 

Standard size materials save waste. We save you eighteen percent in waste because our homes are designed to 
use standard sizes and lengths. Also all mill work, doors, windows, etc., are manufactured to standard sizes thus making 
it possible for us to produce them in tremendous quantities. Naturally with the large production and modern factory 
manufacturing methods, we effect a saving for you on all of the items entering into the construction of your home. All 
lumber used in Aladdin homes is standard size as adopted by The National Association of Lumber Manufacturers. 

Volume the Magic Word ,£%$& 

alogue of manufacturing is: To lower the cost, divide the several 
parts of the labor employed into simple, specialized, me- 
chanical operations. 

But this won't work without the mvstic word. 

And that word is "VOLUME!" 

Your local contractor may build ten houses a year. Could he 
afford to invest $50,000 in machinery to lower his cost on the ten 
houses twenty per cent? 

"Volume" of business makes possible the highly specialized 
machinery found throughout the Aladdin mills; makes practical 
the investment of 810,000 in a single machine which will lower the 
cost $5.00 on a house ! 

But that S5.00 is multiplied twenty to thirty times on each house 
and it saves every buyer of an Aladdin from $100 to $200 on con- 
struction cost alone. 

Quantity Buying JSSSS &ZS*Tt 

building materials we purchase each year, we are in a position to 
buy at the lowest possible prices. The large quantity purchased 
makes it possible for us to obtain prices far lower than any com- 
pany or individual who has a demand for only a few homes each year. 
When the finest grades of materials are used, you are assured of 
the highest kind of an investment in your home. We never, in any 
case, sacrifice quality for price or profit. Aladdin Certified Lumber 
is guaranteed to be satisfactory. 

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Showing Simple Plan of Laying Out Materials 



One of the most amusing remarks made is that 
the builder of an Aladdin home will lose as much 
time hunting out his material and finding the 
right pieces as he will save by the Readi-cut 
System. Any thought about time lost in hunt- 
ing for pieces will be found untrue when you see 
the simple system of laying out materials given 
in our Instruction Book" with every home. 




The Rio Grande 



Price Given 

On Enclosed 

Price List 



WE PAY THE 
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Every modern feature, every modern 
convenience of today's newest and finest 
home building plans will be found by a 
careful study of the Rio Grande. The 
picture above presents a beautifully 
proportioned structure, in ground eleva- 
tions, walls and windows and roof lines, 
ever popular sweeping gables .do 
much to enhance its beauty, the front 
projection offering protection to the en- 
trance. Extra wide picture windows face 
both the terrace and garden at rear of 
living room. Original in conception and 
highly convenient is the double com- 
bination bath room in Plan No. 1. Its 
placement in this plan permits circulating 
access from living room to dining room and 
kitchen through front hall, as well as from 
living room through bedrooms and bath. In 
our price for the Rio Grande we have includ- 
ed siding where stone is shown in the front 
wall. If you plan to use stone as illustrated, 
write us for allowance for siding and paint 
for that portion of the front wall. 



PLAN No. 2 



For further plans on the 
Rio Grande See Page 50 



Dear Sirs: 



Verona, Pa. 



Dear Sirs: 



Allentown, Pa. 



We would like to tell you that we are very happy 
with our Aladdin Home and we think you gentle- 
men are the perfect business men. There was never 
one thing that we needed that you laded to take 
care of. and our opinion of The Aladdin Company 
is only the highest of praise is due them. 

If we can be of any help we shall only be too 
glad to help. 

Mr. and Mrs. II. II. 



Received my Alamo *2 home right on the day expected. Four 
and one half days, three men and the house is already under 
roof. Everything fits like a glove. As a builder, other contractors 
were wondering why I built a pre-cut home, but since they see 
the quality of the materials, the saving in labor, the saving in 
time by having the house in one package, they are admiring 
the erection and speaking of going into the same type of building. 

Yours truly, 

E. A. S. 




Price Given 



THE SANTA FE — Resplendent in Detail — °p n rjc E rfe d 



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Aladdin designers have captured the newest 
trend in home planning with the presentation 
of the Santa Fe for 1952. It is fascinating in its 
simplicity, and because it is a perfectly square 
structure, it is also most economical in cost/ 
' The Santa Fe is shown with the large double 
4 course "Shake" Cedar Shingles, described else- 
N where in this book. While the large chimney 
adds charm to this home its construction is op- 
tional. Two room arrangements are shown 
here, one three bedrooms and one with four 
bedrooms. In both plans a powder room in- 
creases the convenience, in addition to the bath- 
room. The living room is generously provided 
with light, having two large picture windows. 
Five closets are arranged in each plan. By 
sending for our specifications you will receive 
detail information on every part of this lovely 
home and further details in reply to any ques- 
tions that you want answered. Your choice of 
, exterior colors for the Santa Fe will be possible 
? after receiving our diversified color card. 



Dear Sirs: 



Highland, Maryland 



PLAN NO. 2 



Onondago Hill 7 
New York 



Dear Sirs: 

Our Shelburne in every way has our approval. We are 
located on top of a hill and it stood a tornado last Novem- 
ber when we just moved in and we didn't hear a groan 
or see any damage. We are completely satisfied both on 
the quality and excellent service you've afforded us. We 
definitelv would build the same way again. 

N. G. H. 



I might add that, should you decide to deal with the 
Aladdin people I can assure you that you will never 
regret the deal you may make with them. This is my 
second experience with the Aladdin Company, and I can 
assure you. if the first one (over ten years ago) had not 
been entirely satisfactory, there would not have been a 
second deal. The Company is thoroughly reliable in every 
respect, and any statement they may make to you. either 
in their printed catalog, or by written letter, can be abso- 
lutely relied on. The material is of the best, and they 
send'vou more than enough for a home. Persons in my 
neighborhood who inspected the place while it was being 
constructed remarked upon the excellent quality of the 
lumber and other materials furnished. 

H. F. C. 



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THE ROSEWOOD-Captivatingly Original — ?&W 



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PLAN No. 1 

Skillful treatment is portrayed in the well proportioned gables front- 
ing the Rosewood. Perpendicular siding at the front offers pleasing 
contrast to the usual clapboard siding, and permits a contrasting color 
of your choice. 

Picture windows are shown in both living room and dining room of 
each of two floor plans. In Plans No. 1 and No. 2 you will note that the 
overall size of the house is the same, but the dining room is omitted from 
Plan 2 and becomes a third bedroom. All three arrangements merit your 
careful study to choose the one which best suits your needs. 

The stairway to second floor in plans 1 and 3 makes possible the addi- 
tion of extra bedrooms at some future time— "a house that grows." 
Our price does not include any materials for the second floor. Rail and 
awning not furnished. Send for detail specifications. 



PLAN No. 2 

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PLAN No, 3 




THE VlNEWOOD — A Master Design — 



Price Given WE PAY 
On Enclosed THE 

Price List FREIGHT 



Here is the Vinewood plan. Aladdin designers have captured the Colonial charm and simplicity 
while bringing it up to date with such interesting features as big picture window, projecting and 
gabled front entrance and contrasting" Cedar Shakes for the outside walls of the latter. Each of 
the two interior plan arrangements have been popular over a period of years, along with a different 
exterior. Plan No. 1 has two bedrooms with combination dining space and sun room. Plan No.* 2 
affords three bedrooms to accommodate a larger family. If either of these two plans meets your 
family needs you will be the happy possessor of a charming home. 



You save when you build the ALADDIN way 
because factory cutting and fitting reduces 
the labor cost 30% and lumber waste 18%. 



WE PAY 

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PLAN NO. 2 




The Graystone- 



DESIGNED FOR A 
NARROW LOT 



Price Given 
■ On Enclosed 
Price List j 



WE PAY THE 
FREIGHT 




PLAN No. 1 

Dear Sirs: 

Lorain, Ohio 
We have had many lovely compli- 
ments on our house. We are truly proud 
ol" it. We are ever so grateful to all of you. 

B. P. S. 



Aladdin designers have 
created this charming home 
for those who appreciate the 
best in modern design. 
Notice the nice contrast 
achieved in the perpendic- 
ular siding at front of liv- 
ing room. Notice also the 
modern ornamental metal 
column which supports the 
projecting roof and which 
in turn protects the en- 
trance way. This is modern 
design applied with com- 
mon sense — even the mul- 
lioned windows in the bed- 
room are high enough to 
permit the use of the wall 
space beneath for furniture. 
Aladdin has built its repu- 
tation on both high quality 
of materials and good de- 
sign. Two interesting plans 
are shown here, both of 
which are designed to per- 
mit building of either on a 
narrow lot, yet each will be 
equally attractive when fac- 
ing the long way on your 
lot. Write today for detail 
specifications on this fine 
home. 




PLAN No. 2 

Dear Sirs. 

Bellville, Texas 

All of labor on our house was 
performed by my brother and my- 
self. We both go to college and we 
built the house without any pre- 
vious construction experience. 

M. J. L. 




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Price Given 
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WE PAY THE 
FREIGHT 




PLAN No. 1 



PLAN Ho. 2 



Building a home will probably be the largest personal investment of your lifetime. To have at 
your command an organization experienced in planning, creating and advising you when you build 
— an organization with a lifetime — over forty-six years — spent in this work — is a priceless advan- 
tage to you. 

The modest home on this page has had wide acceptance by homebuilders. You will be proud of 
its exterior beauty. It can be placed with pride and confidence in any surroundings. A careful 
study of its interior arrangements reveals the last word in comfort, convenience and efficiency. 
Ample wall space and cross ventilation have been accomplished in every room. Note that it in- 
cludes four closets. Your choice of two plans is shown above. 

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Price Given 



THE CORONADO — A Superb Creation — ORfitBT - 



WE PAY THE 
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Lovely to look at. Lovely to live in — that's the "new look" expressed in this charming home. 
A study of the above photograph is really necessary to fully appreciate its originality in form 
and entrancing detail. Of especial interest is the contrasting treatment of the outside walls. ?The 
perpendicular siding in the gables, matching the walls below the window line, with either wide 

, o „ siding or large Cedar Shingles, 

whose lines run horizontally, be- 
speaks rhythmic contrast. Note the 
hooded entrance and beautifully 
designed picture window, which 
completes a scene of fascinating 
beauty. Plan No. 3 is priced with- 
out the garage while Plans No. 1 
and No. 2 are priced with the 
garage. All plans are designed to 
give efficient and convenient floor 
space. Write us for specifications 
and further information. 

QUALITY ENDURES 
THRU THE YEARS- 
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THE CARLTON -Sparingly New 



Price Given 

On Enclosed 

Price List 



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PLAN No. 1 




PLAN No. 3 



The photo and four floor plans 
of the new Carlton speak el- 
oquently for themselves. The 
floor to ceiling picture window 
dominates this cozy little home 
and seems to bring the outdoors 
right into your living room. This 
feature is a vivid expression of the 
very latest plans in modern 
American homes. Should 
you plan to do considerable — 
work on the erection you 
will have a sound and last- 
ing investment at a great 
saving in cost. Write us "i 
about your choice of plan 
and receive complete speci- 
fications. 



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PLAN No. 4 



Dear Sir: Columbus, Nebraska 

House well constructed — no corners cut and 
hidden defects usually left by contractors could 
not be found when you build your own home. 
Would welcome your inspection and construct- 
ive criticism should you have a representative 
in this territory. 

E.S. 



Gentlemen: Modoc, Illinois 

We are really proud of our new home and we 
get so many compliments. Everybody says it's 
the prettiest little home in this part of the 
country and the carpenter and others have said 
it's the finest lumber they every saw. 

L.J.F. 



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Gentlemen: "^ "*' * Lansing, Michigan 

I have now built two homes, one of your Aladdin Homes 
and one by the old "measure, mark and saw forevei 
method I wouldn't go back to the old method or anything, 
S long as FSn buy an Aladdin, if I ever build again. Your 
home! plans, and methods are really more than you claim 
for then . The material is better than can be bought an> 
more at any price, as hundreds of interested vuttonj > during 
construction all agree. 1 am very glad I dealt with youi 
companv and am sure I have interested scores of people m 
your houses, many of them prospective customers. Thanks 
again, for our fine home. 

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The Carport was originated by the 
world famous architect, Frank Lloyd 
Wright, as a substitute for a garage. Its 
popularity has steadily increased, for while 
adding attractiveness wherever it is placed, 
as compared with a garage, it is also eco- 
nomical. It can be added to almost any 
Aladdin house. Price will be quoted on re- 
quest. Note the interesting details of the 
new Glenbrooke design. The projecting 
brick front of the living room includes a 
picture window. In our price for the,Glen- 
brooke we have included siding where 
brick is shown in the front wall. If you 
plan to use brick as illustrated write us for 
allowance for siding and paint for that portion 
of the front wall. Graceful metal porch 
column, shuttered window and two well-pro- 
portioned roof gables complete the picture. 
The floor plans below warrant your careful 
study, giving attractive choices. One features 
a Utility Room, while the Plan 2 includes a 
Grade Cellar entrance. 



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cl . Elmore, Ohio 

Dear Sirs: 

I am sending you a few prospects of people who have been 
here to look at this wonderful little house or home. People do 
continue to come to see this wonderful little home of ours 
If I did not have so many milestones on my head I would 
build one every year as I know I could sell them at a good 
profit. With best wishes and farewell, 

F. J. H. 







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THE PALM SPRINGS— A Typical Western Ranch House 

Present-day home builders have shown a tremendous interest in Western Ranch House Architecture. It is a type 
that is suitable for all climates and is featured by a low roof, wide eaves and covered porch. The breezeway connecting 
the house proper and garage is an excellent protection to reach the garage in inclement weather. The two plans illustrated 
are almost identical in exterior appearance. Our plans contemplate concrete floor for both garage and breezeway. We 
furnish no masonry. Each plan is priced without breezeway and garage. Write for price on breezeway and either one or 
two-car garage. Send for detail specifications. We pay the freight. 



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Price Given 

THE ATLANTA— Symmetrically Proportioned— ^u^ 

This pretty design offers a chance to start home ownership on the smallest of savings. Later 
successes may come, enabling a larger and more expensive home. But either of these designs is 
the starting point, conserving expenses, inspiring thrift, and saving rent. 

The extreme simplicity makes possible applying the owner's labor in very arge part, or m fact 
doing practically all the work of erection. Big savings on cost are thus possible! Literally thousands 
of our customers, over the years, have had splendid success in erecting and completing the 
homes. Our instructions, illustrations and drawings are plain and easily ^^tood, wtheach 
piece of material marked and numbered to show its place during erection. Every day s labor the 
owner or friends can put in saves from $12.00 to $15.00. And that is what really cuts costs. While 
this our newest small plan home was especially designed for a narrow lot, the house having a 
frantaee of 2? or 24 feet, it can, of course, face the street the long way. In that event, we can 

place the picture window next to the entrance door if 
desired. The Atlanta expresses grace and symmetry in 
every line. It is classified as Modern American. Should 
a basement not be planned, the cellar stairway can be 
omitted and that space would be utilized to enlarge the 
bedroom. The floor plans offer maximum efficiency of 
room arrangement. Write for specifications. 



WHEN YOU BUY AN 
ALADDIN HOME 

You Get Dependable Materials, 

Superior Workmanship and 

Proven Economy. 



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THE PALO Al_TO-Picturesquely Western-^, 

The Palo Alto is presented as a true-to-type Ranch house as the result of comprehensive study 
by our designers. The appeal of this new pattern of American architecture is constantly growing 
stronger. The Palo Alto is authentically styled in exterior as well as in interior plan. Notable de- 
tails are the terraced entrance protected by over hang of the main roof, inviting entrance door and 
floor to ceiling picture window. All plans incorporate spacious living rooms, which divides the bed- 
rooms and bath from the dining room and kitchen. In Plan No. 1 the floor to ceiling picture window 

is shown in the rear of the living room, while 
in Plan No. 2 and Plan No. 3 it is located in 
front wall, as shown in the above photograph. 
Plan No. 3 is priced without the garage, while 
the exterior wall will be furnished with siding, 
shingles or asbestos shingles. Our Winston 
design illustrates asbestos shingles and our 
Parkway, the double cedar shingles. Our listed 
price covers your choice without extra charge. 
Specifications will be furnished for the Palo 
Alto upon request. Write us. 

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Advanced house design is perfectly 
expressed in both exterior features as 
well as interior plan of the El Rancho. 
While cut stone is used in the projecting 
living room, enhancing the beauty of 
J the whole, this feature may be altered 
^by the use of either siding or "Shake ,J 
** Shingles. In our price for the El Rancho 
we have included siding where stone is 
shown in the front wall. If you plan to 
use stone as illustrated, write us for 
allowance for siding and paint for that 
portion of the front wall. Graceful roof 
gable-ends are splendidly proportioned. 
The entrance door is covered, protecting 
family and visitors in inclement weather. 
Two sizes and plan arrangements are shown here. 
A special feature is the convenience of a complete 
bath room AND a powder room to service three 
bedrooms in the No. 1 plan. This plan includes 
—j- five closets and two linen closets. Write for detail 
specifications. 

Chicopee Falls, Mass. 
Dear Sir: 

Let me hand it out to your company also. The lumber was 
excellent and you've helped us out with every difficulty we 
had and we've nothing but praise for The Aladdin Company. 
You've sent us plenty of material. In fact, I also have 14 ft. 
of cabinets going up in the cellar for my laundry built around 
^ my sink and BencHx being built with leftover lumber and scrap. 
N All in all, I extend my thanks to your company and every- 
one who helped us. Everyone we did business with were 
grand to work with. Even the building inspector came over 
on his own time to give us a few pointers. Thank you again, 
I remain, 

J. A. D. 

Fergus. Montana 
Gentlemen: 

I would say I erected this house at a saving of S3000.00 as 
compared by local prices, considering the materials far better 
in quality than I could have bought at the price of the "Nor- 



folk" locally. 



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my, yet it is 
gayly touched 
with interest- 
ing detail — 
exceptionally 
large picture 
window, over- 
nanging roof at entrance, newly designed hood over 

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Montoursville. Pa. 
Gentlemen: 

I might add, that we are receiving many pleasing com- 
pliments on our Parkway H by the manv persons who 
have inspected our house. We could sell at a nice profit if 
we desired, but we like it so well and know that we cannot 
replace it at this cost. 

Sincerely, 
L. C. R. 



South Weymouth. Mass. 
Dear Sirs: 

We found everything to fit easily and to perfection. The 
entire project seemed planned for our convenience, from 
the packing done by you to the erection by us. We are 
proud of our home and it lias been admired by many 
friends. 

Yours truly, 
G. E. T. 



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— » GRANDFATHER 

Unto The Third Generation son o nd grandson 

EACH STARTS HIS MARRIED LIFE 
IN HIS OWN NEW ALADDIN HOME 

MaM „ hom e own., wj. b-h ^ h„ rr '^^ZttJZZ 

testify unsolicited to their satisfact.on and happiness. ANU 
come to Aladdin for satisfaction, safety and economy. 



, Indiana, Pennsylvania 

do well to build Aladdin. c - u " 

. Harrisburg, Pa. 

G T ^appreciate your forwarding me your booklet on 
"RfiScut Homes." It may interest you to know that my 
f?hP? erected one of your Aladdin homes in 1915. In- 
SSSSS^Ulliifc and the only maintenance was a 
new roof five years ago. J - • 

_ .- M1 Manitowoc, Wis. 

G T oUced your advertisement in a Milwaukee paper nd 

your service. iVU 



Dillsburg, Pa. 
Ge pS"e end your catalog in four colors. My father 

^ ., Chenango Forks, N. Y. 

G Wm ™u kindly send your latest catalog to the^bove 
iV A,t\r ,Hfi hmiPht one of your homes about 20 yeais 
address My ^ad bought one >.m ly ^ Kn0WUlg 

h?s°£me a I ] do if why I want to have or build my own 
home and the name Aladdin has always been inmy mind 
for that reason. 

East Providence, R. I. 

Ge pt 1 ase e s n end me your catalog of Readi-Cut houses with 
prices We a?e interested in your homes due to the fact 
5 at you sold my parents a home as far back as 1918. 



Premont, Texas 

Gentlemen: 

My grandfather built an 
Aladdin house in 1928 and 
it is still perfect. Said to be 
the best built house in town. 
Now my husband would 
like to look over your latest 

catalog. JFvP' 

Maidsville, W. Va. 

Gentlemen : 

Would like to see your 
latest catalog. It is interest- 



Claremont, N. H. 
D You will remember me back in 1915 when I bought your 
GeoSa No. 2 and nestled it in a hillside where- it sparkles like 
3 in the sunshine today. We have been very happy m 
th p as 37 years in our Aladdin home and we are always 
I'd to tell our friends where we got it. We now have three 
grown up children and five grandchildren to share our beautiful 
home whenever they care to vis.l us. ^ ^ ^.^ 



g£ recahfo^u SK§B or more years ago we pureed 
voir Colonial two-story home and it is std I one of the most 
attractive residences in our old home tow n. b. U. «.. . 

„ ., . Alfred, New York 

Ge XT20 years ago my grandparents built | .home pur- 
chased from your company I am happy to teUyo ul zn 

in the enclosed advertisement. nns. ». . 

« ., Chicago, Illinois 

G Fndos e ed is 25 cents for your catalog of homes. Our 
folkfnave had one of your homes for about twenty-five 
^ It is cerlainly wonderful and so well designed.^ 

_ ., Butte, Montana 

O v« thirty years ago mv husband's father bought and 
erected an A addn'home in this city. It has ™thstood tte 
rigors of Montana winters for these many y ears ^Please 
send us your catalog. 



condition. Maybe as you 
game" at its own terms. 



Akron, Ohi« 
Gentlemen: t 

Please send your new 
catalog. We are still living 
in the Aladdin house that 
we built with our own hands 
in 1917. Mrs. H. R. L. 

Norfolk, } r a. 

Gentlemen: 

My father-in-law built 

one of your Aladdin houses 

in 1906 and it still stands to 

this day and in excellent 

say we can' "beat the building 

Cheviot, 111. 

G EnSed find 25c for your catalog. My father built an 
Aladdin home 30 years ago and it has proved mog satis- 
factory thru the years. 

Sherman, Texas 

G KhX send catalog of Aladdin homes. My Parents pur- 
chased an Aladdin house from your company in 1913. 
Complete satisfaction in the home has made possible many 
pleasant recollections. 

California, Pa. 

G piease e send me catalog of Aladdin Homes My father 
baffate in 1910 or 1912. I raised my family of 7 
children in it. j^ jr. -p. 



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QUALITY ENDURES THROUGH THE YEARS 



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The Sunshine — classic Simplicity — ^2?* 

~ ' Price List 

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A JEWEL FOR 
ANY SETTING 

Modest in size , 
but dazzingly con- 
ceived in all details 
this newest 1 
home will charm its 
owner and all who 
observe it. It is a 
feature house in all 
of Aladdin 1952 
advertising. The 
strikingly large pic- 
mXyfair ture window 

"brings the outdoors into the living room.;' Note 
the wall space available under the high windows sylvan No t 

&r p S$= Sr»!S",?™,S!aE'„, with three Wee-, shown m. he 

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THE PALOMAR — Contrasting Brick and Shingles °^elS d W «mht H - E 

The deep shadow lines created by our heavy "Shake" shingles are a mark of beauty as pictured 
above. Simplicity dominates the square form of the Palomar, yet this very simplicity is artistic in 
its details. Maximum livability and usable living space are also accomplished in the square type 
of home. The four bedroom plan below includes, besides the bath, a separate lavatory or "Powfier 

Room." You will receive additional details arid 
specifications. In our price for the Palomar we have 
included siding where brick is shown in the front 
wall. If you plan to use brick as illustrated, write 
us for allowance for siding and paint for that por- 
tion of the front wall. 

A study of Aladdin specifications will reward 
you with the knowledge that nowhere can be found 
quality to exceed that which is a part of Aladdin 
Houses. Finer materials cannot be had for we have 
used the greatest care to seek out and use the very 
best. Write for detail specifications. 




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The Greenbrier— Modified Ranch House 



ensemble is most harmonious . iNote l " c "'"£" 6"» - • • — - d y h { f t interior arrangements win rje 

on front and side add «*««^*°K£f^ for a "house that grows." Stairway 

found in the plans shown. Both are of the same size ^P^y^oms. Materials for completing the second floor will 
to the second floor makes possible the inc usion 01 two , a u ocu consideration when selecting your plan. The Green- 

be quoted upon request. Resale ^^fff^^SS^SSSXii with no distinctive embellishment 
^^^^S^loX^ K"t would hav/a ready sale. 




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GREENBRIER PLAN No. 1 



GREENBRIER PLAN No. 2 



The ALADDIN Organization's Long Experience 
Means the Perfection of Machine Production 



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The Brewster— Beautiful in its simplicity— KtSs* WE F ™ H T T HE 

Supremely good taste was employed by our designers when they formulated the Brewster. It is a choice architectural 
gem. clean in line, employing a form ot simple beauty and exquisite simplicity. It is truly a work of art vet most practical 
in execution for its very simplicity is reason for its astonishingly low cost 

m E P 7 a f mf erial is eliminated, every foot of lumber giving" 100% value in space, convenience and comfort. The 
columned and hooded entrance incorporates a commodious vestibule. The interior has every facility needed in a modern 
home. I he excellent living room will more than answer the average family's requirements as to size and wall space 
., , lf y°. u Pre/er shingles as shown on page 52 for the exterior instead of clapboard siding, we can meet your wishes altho 
this Colonial type home is very well adapted to siding for the exterior 

™S7u2 mVe u ent * h0 ? ( ? is furnisl ! e s d ?* U ] e . si , de over the outside door. Complete detail specifications will be sent on 
request listing all materials we provide for this home. 

The Construction Used in an ALADDIN HOME Is the Same as That Used in the Best Architect-Designed, 

Contractor-Built House Erected Anywhere 



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The traditional simplicity and econ- 
omy of early New England settlers in- 
spired the architectural plans or 
designs of their rugged homes. Colonial 
homes are still sturdy and remain as 
sound as when built two hundred or 
more years ago. Aladdin designers-have 
truthfully followed the functional form 
while incorporating the modern features 
of picture window and attached garage. 
Two plans are presented for your 
choice, one with two bedrooms and one 
with three bedrooms. There h ample 
reason to believe that the high quality 
of all Aladdin materials will give a life 
to your Aladdin home comparable to 
that of the first Colonial homes. If you 
desire to finish off the second floor for 
two bedrooms, write us for plans and 
prices. Write for detail specifications 
and further information. 




LEXINGTON No. 2 



Aladdin Dining Room 
In Full Color 






Price Given 



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The Williamsburg— Fascinatin 3 in Brick— °^t:r d 

There is something very impressive about this handsome Aladdin plan in brick. While it's a spacious, roomy house it 
looks even bigger than it actually is. In addition it has unusual features that give the utmost distinction to a home— for 
instance, the impressive entrance. The graceful, gabled, vestibuled entrance, shown here with cut stone sides — this helps 
to create a distinguished effect. Notice the dormer windows that add contrast to the roof line. Besides a wonderfully 
spacious living room, the first floor offers dining room, bedroom, kitchen, dining nook, and lavatory with a rear hall from 
which a stairway leads to the second floor. There, you will find two additional fine bedrooms, a children's room or sewing 

room, a bath and three closets. Note that all rooms on 
both floors enjoy double exposure that provides/eross 
ventilation and excellent light. While our picture of the 
Williamsburg shows the exterior finished in tan brick, 
write us for prices for siding or shake shingles if you do 
not wish to build your home with a brick veneer ex- 
terior. Write for specifications. 



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The Summerset— Typically c aP e Cod 

Beauty and balance distinguish this perfect example of Cape Cod architecture. Thrifty New Englanders evolved a type 
of home in revolutionary times that matched their well known characteristics of simplicity, directness, economy and 
common sense. That it is sound architecture is evidenced by its return to popularity on the designing boards* of the 
present day's leading architects. A living room 18'5" x 13'5"! It's of a size found in few houses twice as large as the Summer- 
set. A dining room, kitchen and grade cellar entrance complete the perfect accommodation on the first floor. Master 
bedroom matches the living room in spaciousness, and thoroughly adequate closet space is provided. Every dollar in- 
vested in this home gives magnificent values. Quality is built into every part — Aladdin Certified lumber and Aladdin 
Knotless finish. Complete detail specifications on request. 

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Distinction is given this charming design by an entrance at once original and appealing. Pillars grace the gabled 
vestibule while an arched ceiling adds a new touch to the design. Narrow side lights on each side of the front door afford 
light to the vestibule. The main structure of the Concord is beautifully proportioned. Besides a splendidly spacious 
living room, the first floor contains a suite including bedroom, lavatory, linen closet and clothes closet. These are entered 
from the separate hall from which the stairway also leads to the second floor. Grade cellar entrance occupies the space 
under the main stairway. All four downstair rooms have double exposure for light and air. The fireplace may be built in 
as shown, or omitted if desired. On the second floor are found two well planned bedrooms, bathroom and four closets. 
Complete detail specifications mailed on request, without cost. 

The Construction Used in an ALADDIN HOME Is the Same as That Used in the Best 
Architect-Designed, Contractor-Built House Erected Anywhere 



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Price Given 

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Aladdin is proud to present this exquisitely ^ 
our designers. The picture above- '^rits a tho g, g. ^V of rts ^ny en^gmg^ ^ fe ^ 

outside elevation by using perpendicular s ding fronting ^ an « n ext to m *™w> N that the mullione d bedroom 

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If you made a trip through New England these days, you would discover the increasing popularity of the old time 
decorative schemes for both new and old houses — the dark red body paint with pure white trim. Thus we show the Red- 
wood above. Of course you may have any colors that you prefer. All three plans here are adapted for narrow lots, or 
the house may be placed fronting the long way. Large picture window is incorporated in each plan and the siding, part 
horizontal and part perpendicular, lends an interesting contrast. Write for detail specifications. Prices on enclosed price 
list. We pay the freight. 

ALADDIN'S ' 

MATCHLESS GUARANTEE 

What Induces Us to Supply Such Matchless 
Quality? Aladdin believes the modest home merits 
the same goodness as the mansion. We have mailed 
Aladdin quality on the highest attainable pinnacle 
and have kept it there. While these are excellent 
reasons for the careful, thinking home buyer, the 
real undebatable reason is summed up in the good- 
ness, soundness and the thoroughness of the quality 
of Aladdin Houses. Aladdin's Guarantee: Satisfac- 
tion or your money back. 

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rue American nome Pficc Llst freight 

You will find this charming Madison home dotting the landscape in 
literally hundreds of communities. This design is typically American 
and its popularity is assured. The roof lines are especially interesting 
while the sturdy chimney breathes hospitality. On the exterior we 
illustrate rugged, artistic shingles of long-lived red cedar groove/1 and 
etched to resemble the antique hand-rived shakes of our forefathers. 
You have a choice of soft, pleasing colors. These shingles are laid at 
wide exposure for greatest beauty and economy and provide deep, 
filtering shadow lines resulting from the application of these shakes 
directly over an under-course of unstained shingles. They lend an ele- 
ment of distinction to this type of architecture. A double thickness 
and wide exposure gives maximum insulation — keeps your home warm 
in winter and cool in summer. This attractive shingle exterior is also 
shown for our Parkway on page 52 and can be furnished in place of 
wood siding fur any homes shown in our catalog. Write us for detail 
specifications. 



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ALADDIN "ST GARAGES 




STANDARD No. 5-12' x 22' 
STANDARD No. 6 20' x 22' 




mm 

SOVEREIGN No. 5—12' x 22' 
SOVEREIGN No. 6—20' x 22' 




SERVICE No. 5-r12'x22' 
SERVICE No. 6-20' x 22' 




SUBURBAN No. 5— 12' x 22' 
SUBURBAN No. 6-20' x 22' 



GARAGES 0ur S ara S es are manufactured in two sizes only, 12' x 22' for one car and 20' x 22' for two cars. Ganges 
are priced in single construction; that is, with 2" x 4" studding and bevel drop siding, or double 
construction, that is with studding, sheathing, building paper and bevel siding or shake shingles to match the house. We 
furnish complete materials except concrete slab floor. Overhead garage doors are provided as illustrated. We do not sell 
garages separately. 

ALADDIN STORAGE WALL 

With our Aladdin Storage Wall it is now possible to keep in one place 
family possessions usually scattered all about the home. As pictured at 
the right, space is provided in Section A for hanging clothes, storing shoes 
and rubbers, also hats. Section B will take care of card tables, luggage, 
vases, books, etc. In Section C there is a built-in writing desk. We also 
have Section D, if you wish four sections, which is the same as Section A 
except the doors are hinged on the right instead of on the left as shown 
in Section A. Belongings stored thus are always easily accessible (more 
conveniently than in the average closet). The sections run from floor to 
a height of 95". Sections A and D are 24" wide, Section B is 36" wide, 
while Section C is 24" wide. All sections have a depth of 16". One or 
more sections may be ordered as desired. The sections all have backs 
and are shipped knocked-down, cut-to-fit and ready for assembly, with 
complete hardware. The walls are constructed of Douglas Fir plywood 
which is beautifully grained and will take any kind of decorative finish. 
Write for prices. Our storage walls are shipped only with our houses. We 
do not sell them separately. 




Section "A' 



ROOM SIZES 

The sizes shown on catalog 
floor plans are net dimensions 
between finished, plastered walls. 
These dimensions give you the 
accurate sizes to plan for proper 
placement of furniture and other 
equipment for each room. 



GABLE MATERIAL 

For the white gables illustrated on pages 4, 
9, 12, 21, 28 and 33, we furnish exterior ply- 
wood veneer which is perfectly smooth. We 
can omit the plywood and furnish 6" vertical 
ceiling as shown on page 5, or bevel siding as 
shown on page Hi, or shake shingles. Specify 
gable material desired when ordering any of the 
homes mentioned above. 



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SPECIAL PLANS 

The success of the Aladdin 
Readi-cut System depends to a 
large extent on the reasonable 
standardization of designs and 
material sizes. For this reason we 
find it impractical to quote on 
special plans of any kind. 




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THE ALAMO — Radiantly Modern — 

Over forty-six years' experience in keeping abreast of the desires and needs of American home builders are summed 
up in the Alamo which will be one of the leaders in our new designs. The exterior lines are splendidly propor- 
tioned and in harmony with the hip roof and moderately styled projecting eaves. Note the large picture window with 

side lights which harmonize with the horizontal window 
lights in all other windows. The outside walls are fin- 
ished with the newest development — long-live*d' red 
cedar shingles, grooved and etched to resemble the 
antique "hand-rived shakes" which are already dip- 
stained when you receive them. They, therefore, do 
not require the expense of painting. These shingles 
come in four shades. 

Three interesting floor plans are shown for the Alamo. 
Whichever one you choose will result in the identical 
appearance shown in our attractive picture above. The 
brick work in front is not part of the foundation and 
may be omitted without detriment to the appearance 
of this charming Aladdin home. Write for specifications 
and further information. 




SOLD BY THE GOLDEN 
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-„-- — ^ nice vjiven 

The Brentwood - One of al addi n*s Newest - ^grfer 1 

Approached from any side, here is a home of impressive beauty. Our designers were inspired by the inclination of 
present-day home builders for well-proportioned dignity— with simple embellishment. The gabled projection of the 
bedroom creates a pleasant break in both the front wall and the otherwise plainness of an unbroken roof. Note the 
main eaves at the front which afford protection to the front entrance door. And the living room is beautiful with an 
exceptionally large picture window. Four plans are shown, two of two bedrooms and two of three bedrooms. Ample 
space is available in the kitchen of all plans for a dining table. This Aladdin Home is shown in brick veneer and priced 
without siding; we will quote prjce for siding for the outside walls. Write for specifications. 



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BRICK 
VENEER 

The Brent- 
wood shown 

above is 

priced with- 
out siding or 

shingles for 

the outside «o 

walls and ** 

shown i n 

brick veneer. 

We do not 

include brick 

or masonry 

materials of 

any kind. If 

you do not 

wish to use brick veneer on the Brentwood and prefer wood siding as shown in the illustration on page 54, write us. 
We do not furnish any of our homes having solid masonry exterior wall, such as solid brick, concrete blocks or stone. 

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BRENTWOOD No. 



BRENTWOOD No. 4 




Birdseye View of ALADDIN Mills at Bay City — 



Main Building 
1000 Feet Long 




Between five and six mil- 
lion feet of thoroughly dry 
lumber are housed undercover 
at all times in the five large 
Aladdin Mill Buildings shown 
above. No lumber is piled or 
yarded out of doors. This 
means that our lumber enters 
the cars directly from inside 
storage and reaches you With- 
out being subjected to rain or 
moisture. We do not buy 
green or partially dry lumber 
of any kind. No house is well- 
built unless thoroughly 
seasoned lumber is used. Dry 
lumber is pre-shrunk^ which 
prevents shrinking later, has 
superior nail holding qualities 
and is more resistant to decay. 
It is stronger and sturdier. 



SHOWN HERE IS HOW MACHINERY TAKES THE PLACE OF HAND LABOR 



The big machine at the upper left rips, resaws, and planes the rough 
boards and "dimension" lumber then drop ahead on a "gang trimmer," 
they are cut to exact length, and with great 
accuracy. The picture lower right illustrates 
how the cut-to-fit lumber is conveyed from 
the saws to various storing bins for assembly 
in freight cars before shipment to our cus- 
tomers. All 

other mate- 

r ials are 

handled by 

this same 

mass pro- 

duction 

method. 

This is just 

one place 

ALADDIN 

saves you 

money. 

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boards at the rate of 4000 board feet an hour. The 
the battery of saws shown at the lower left, where 






THE NORFOLK — Two Interesting Plans — 



Price Given 

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Highly popular in its appeal to present day home 
builders is the type represented by the Norfolk. And there 
is good reason behind this popularity. Its simplicity of 
design, the absence of unnecessary embellishment or 
furbelows, insure that no money is wasted. Every dollar 
expended for material and labor achieves the maximum of 
home comfort, convenience and utility. Two plans are 
shown below to meet your particular choice. In Plan No. 1 



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access to the second floor is provided by an enclosed stair- 
way. It is of course possible to finish off this space for use 
as either storage or added sleeping quarters. Plan No. 3 
includes a utility room when basement is not desired, fold- 
ing stairway can be installed in ceiling of hall to reach 
second floor. See Page 64. Complete detail specifications 
mailed on request. 



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PLAN No. 3 



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Here is a home of ultra-modern design that can be placed either way on your lot Frontage 
required can be as narrow as forty feet, or when placed the long way on your site, can still occupy 

a fifty foot lot. Take especial note of the large picture 

window, in size, 
from floor to veil- 
ing. You may have 
this window either 
as shown in the 
photo above or we 
will transpose it to 
the rear of the liv- 
ing room and place 
the mullion window, 
now in the back, at 
the end of that 
room. Plan No. 2 
provides three bed- 
rooms although it is 
the smaller of the 
two plans. Specifi- 
cations will be fur- 
nished on request. 
Write us. 





PLAN No. 1 



PLAN No. 2 



ALADDIN READI-CUT HOUSES, SOLD BY THE GOLDEN RULE 



Blooming, Illinois 
Dear Sirs: 

When we applied for our loan (a G. I.) the loan company 
never thought we'd be able to build for what we figured. I 
think I can safely say that completely built with all materials 
from our lumber yards the house would cost at least $10,000. 
(Comparable houses are selling for §12,000.00.) 

I would like to mention that we had more than enough 
materials. 

We have shown our house to dozens of people and we would 
be more than happy to help and explain about loans and con- 
tracts to anyone who is interested in building one of vour homes. 

Since I did most of the carpenter work mvself", (including 
installing the windows and most of the doors), I would like to 
point out that I'm not a carpenter by trade. I make eye 
glasses— anyone can follow the simple plans. 

J. M. T. 

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Cudahv, Wisconsin 
Dear Sirs: 

I wish to thank you for your fine service and as 
a homeowner I'm proud to say I do have a very 
nice home. 

My wife and I are very well pleased with our 
home, The Alamo, and all of our friends also say 
that it is a very beautiful home. 

We built our home right from the foundation 
up to its present state, and when we do have it 
complete, we will send pictures of our home to 
you. We have Texas Cordova stone siding all 
around the house and it sure is beautiful. This 
slone is mined in Texas. 

_ You can quote me in saying that the Aladdin 
is the "best home." 

J. A. M. 




The Pomona-vineclad 



Price Given 

. On Enclosed . 

Price List 



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POMONA NO. 



Refinement of detail and true simplicity distinguish 
this well-proportioned home. It satisfies every wisji 
in beauty, comfort, convenience, and too, remarkable, 
value. Either Plan Two or Plan Three of the Pomona 
can be turned to .face the street the long way of the 
house by transposing the front door. The pergola type 
porch roof harmonizes with the exposed rafter ends. 
This porch is quoted as an extra in our price list at- 
tached. Write for our specifications for the Pomona. 



BUILD IT YOURSELF 

The Colonial atmosphere of the Pomo- 
na is very appealing to the home owner 
for it bespeaks hospitality, old-fashioned 
simplicity and true goodness. From its 
clean, straight timbers to its beautifully 
machined siding and handsomely grained 
woodwork, it represents the very best in 
materials. Five large rooms and bath are 
shown in the Plan One— truly a home to 
be proud of. The Pomona has been one 
of our most popular houses for many years 
and has always given its owners highest 
satisfaction. 



Gentlemen: Valley, Nebraska. 

We will be glad to cooperate with you in showing 
our home to prospective buyers. We are proud of it 
and proud of ourselves for having the courage to 
build it as we did. 

Verv truly yours, 
C. M. S. 



Lebanon, Kv. 
Dear Sirs: 

Our Aladdin Rosewood No. 1 has fulfilled all of 
our hopes in quality and beauty. Thank you for your 
great part in making our home possible! 

Sincerely, 
Mrs. W.'H. W. 



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THE WINSTON — Distinctive Exterior — <$£$£* 

One of the best developments in plastic building materials is the Cement-Asbestos wall shingle which is pictured above 
on the side walls of the Winston. These shingles are 24x12 inches in size, fireproof and never have to be painted. We qm, 
of course, furnish them in place of siding for any Aladdin house. Write for information. 

The Winston is one of our best designs and we present it in two attractive sizes. A special feature of this home is the 
original columned entrance rising from a masonry terrace. A study of the floor plans below will show you a choice of size 
and design that covers a wide range of investment. Plan No. 1 is 40x24 feet over-all and includes large living room, sun 
room, dining nook, kitchen, grade cellar entrance, two bedrooms, bath and closets. Fireplace may be omitted if not 
desired. Plan 5 will warrant careful study to appreciate the desirable features. Write us about the plan that appeals to 
you. Complete detail specifications mailed on request. 

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The Construction used in an ALADDIN HOME is the same 
as that used in the best Architect-designed Contractor-built 

house erected anywhere 



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The Brockton— Warmly Hospitabi 



Price Given 

On Enclosed 

Price List 



WE PAY THE 
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The Brockton is one of the most popular small homes 
of the past year. A careful study of its interior arrange- 
ment reveals the last word in comfort, convenience and 
efficiency. Ample wall space and cross ventilation have 
been accomplished in every room by our designers. Note 
that it contains four closets. Two plans are presented, both 



plans show a cellar stairs where a basement is part of the 
owner's wishes. A stairway leads from living room to second 
floor in plan No. 4, which offers a world of added space. 
Our price does not include flooring or partitions for the 
second floor but these things can be added now or later if 
desired. Write us for detail specifications. 



SOLD BY THE GOLDEN RULE FOR FORTY- SIX YEARS 




PLAN No, 3 



PLAN No. A 



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THE BRISTOL— Brilliantly Modern American — ^£r d ^re^ht 

The Bristol is embellished with two typically Colonial features, the front entrance and the bay window in the dining 
room. Fluted pilasters bordering each side of the front door, are topped by a head casing designed with dentils. This 
beautifully proportioned ensemble is of true Colonial inspiration, and affords a genuine welcome to those who enter its 
portals. The Bristol has proven very popular and has received loud praises of its beauty, convenience and economy from 
those who have built it. Its interior arrangement includes very desirable features of the ultra modern American home. 
The Plan B arrangement provides 3 bedrooms of a commodious size that will take care of the needs of the average family. 
The 2 bedroom arrangement, which is the Bristol, Plan A, provides dining room accommodations. Both plans surely 
deserve a careful study to be fully appreciated. We will be glad to discuss with you further details of your individual 
wishes. Write us for detail specifications. 



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Almost dramatic in its har- 
mony of blending colors, and con- 
trasting exterior wall materials, 
this latest Aladdin by our design- 
ers will take a leading place for 
1952, It is distinctively different 
in many ways. The covered front 
entrance pleasantly merges wit*h 
the protected garage entrance-. 
Perpendicular siding breaks, in 
an interesting fashion, from the 
Cedar "shake" Shingles which 
enclose the living room. A metal 
post graces the approach, while 
a sturdy chimney completes the picture. 
Both plans shown here include three 
bedrooms, and in each especially large 
living rooms with ample wall space. 
The larger plan No. 1 includes, be- 
sides the bath, a "Powder Room". De- 
tail specifications and further infor- 
mation about the Santa Barbara will 
be gladly sent to you on request. 



PLAN NO. 2 

Rawlins, Wyoming 

We are most satisfied with our home 
in construction, appearance and genuine 
livability and feel it is comparable with 
$20,000 homes as found in this locality. 

C. E. S. 



For further plans on the 
Santa Barbara see Page 50 



East Helena, Montana 

Due to the fact that we are the first Aladdin Home- 
owners in East Helena in several years, we have had a 
great number of people visit us from the day the house 
arrived and even now that we are living in it. May we 
also say how pleased we were with all the lumber and 
materials received. j y[ t 

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THE BEVERLY- Marked by Grace and Beauty — o^«[o«d 

The recessed entrance of the Beverly, edged by fluted pilasters, and a genuine classical front 
door give distinction to this home. Four gables embellish the roof lines in an interesting way and 
an artistic touch is the substitution of smooth surfaces for the conventional siding in the gables 
facing the front. The picture window of wide expanse in the living room insures an exceptionally 
light and cheerful home. Below you will find a three bed room plan and a two bed room plan. 
Nothing has been omitted by our designers that goes to make a livable, comfortable and complete 
domicile. Vestibule and cloak room are desirable adjuncts to the home having permissible space 
for these advantages. All rooms are well proportioned for the service required of them. Kitchens 
of high efficiency and ample accoutrements are the result of careful planning. Should you desire 
The Beverly you will make a happy decision and one of great comfort and satisfaction. Write us. 
Every item of material furnished for the Beverly is of the very finest grade of material and is 
guaranteed by us to meet with your complete satisfaction. Write for specifications. 
















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Price Given 

THE MAGNOLIA— With Terrace and Gallery— °Ri E c ; c |3? d 

Here is a two-story home plan that has just about everything the modern home tmate .aspires 
tn Tn nlan it is distinctly original, particularly its fascinating upper gallery which offers protection 
from the fd^SSfto^frSS terrace. The second story front gable is designed with perpendicular 
beveled edge siding, a sure touch of contrast, which 
can be further emphasized by using a pastel color (it 
desired) for this part of the exterior. 

Take especial note of large picture window m the 
living room, which extends from the base board to 
the ceiling, the very latest feature in homes of 1952. 
The entrance hall gives access to the living room, 
dining room, stairway and cloak closet. The kitchen 
is sufficiently spacious for a dinette set. Powder 
room," or lavatory is a part of first floor convenience 
Note the large master bedroom with two additional 
bedrooms, bath and four closets on the second floor. 
This admirable design is sure to be a permanently 
happy selection wherever it may be built. Write for 
further details. 



You Can Build It Yourself 



ALADDIN'S 

Matchless Guarantee 

What Induces Us to Supply Such Matchless 
Quality? Aladdin believes the modest home merits 
the same goodness as the mansion. We have 
nailed Aladdin quality on the highest attainable 
pinnacle and have kept it there. While these are 
excellent reasons for the careful, thinking home 
buyer, the real undebatable reason is summed 
up in the goodness, soundness and the thorough- 
ness of the quality of Aladdin Houses. Aladdin s 
Guarantee: Satisfaction or your money back. 



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SECOND FLOOR PLAN 



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I HE r ILGRIM — Has Achieved Immense Popularity °p t ^ c ^ d 



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Skillful planning of Colonial 
and modern details is immedi- 
ately evident in the picture of 
the Pilgrim shown above. In 
Plan 4 and also in Plan 5, we 
can arrange a stair to the attic 
leading out of the living room 
and running up over the stair to 
the basement. This item is not 
included in our list prices but 
we will be glad to quote on this 
change which will include win- 
dows for the second floor. Write 
for detail specifications. 



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Turn to page 64 and note the 
beautiful arrangements that can 
convert an attic into a usable 
second floor. 



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NO. 4 



PILGRIM with BREEZEWAY and GARAGE 

The photo above pictures the Pilgrim with the ever popular breezeway con- 
necting the house proper with the garage. The breezeway can be used as a 
1„a T y J^ rch, ( outdoor dining place and a covered space for garden furniture 
and children s playthings. It affords excellent protection to reach the garaee 
m inclement weather. We can quote on furnishing the above described breeze- 
IH^Eil garag u ( for . one ™ or two cars) for the Pilgrim home or most any 
Aladdin home shown in our catalog. Side kitchen window furnished all plans. 

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THE ROCKPORT— Authentically Cape Cod — 







Price Given WE p AY THE 

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A touch of originality is given this wholesome design by the 



creation of a bay window, whose project- 
ing cottage type windows harmonize 
splendidly with the architectural plan. 
Note the good looking Colonial doorway. 
Write for further information. 



PLAN No. 



The Rockport is shown in three plans, each with special features 
to recommend it. Large living rooms are a desirable part of all plans, 
each has attractive dining rooms with bedrooms and baths efficiently 
designed. Trimmed shutters add balance to the windows and con- 
trast to the color scheme. Another noteworthy feature is found in 
the pilasters at each corner of the house. 




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A study of Aladdin specifications will 
reward you with the knowledge that no- 
where can be found quality to exceed that 
which is a part of Aladdin houses. Finer 
materials cannot be had for we have used 
o the greatest care to seek out and use the 
N very best Write for detail specifications. 
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PLAN No. 5 



BREEZE WAY and GARAGE 

The Plan 5 at the left i>ortrays the ever popu- 
lar breeze way and garage This breeze way and 
single car garage are included in the puce 
quoted for Plan 5. We can quote on a two-car 
parage instead of a one-car if desired. 



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AWARDS OF QUALITY 



Quality is Remembered 

LONG AFTER PRICE IS FORGOTTEN 

All exposed lumber both inside and out in every 
Aladdin house is clear and free from knots or 
other defects — and is kiln dried. 

The framing lumber (dimension) is free from 
any defects that might impair its strength and 
is thoroughly Air Dried and Seasoned. 

U. S. Naval Acad em v 
Dear Sir: Annapolis, Md. 

I now have a home here in Annapolis which I 
purchased from you in 1921. This house is as 
good today as when built and far better than some 
homes in this locality. No signs of shrinkage or 
settlement anywhere whereas my neighbor, having 
f built with local lumber, with a moisture content 
far beyond what should be, has done considerable 
patchwork on plaster, and has lowered the base mold three times to keep up with the 
shrinkage of floor joists, where mine is as tight as when built. You may quote me if you 
wish because of its truth. Please forward all necessary information as is possible on 
your catalog. It will be appreciated. // \y jy 

This Aladdin High Standard of Excellence has constantly been maintained 
throughout the forty-six years record of The Aladdin Company. 

Gentlemen: Coralville Heights, Iowa City, Iowa f : 

Were very well satisfied with all the lumber. It all fit perfectly. If things ever get any- 
where near back to normal again, we will probably build another Aladdin house We 
can I say enough for them, and the reliability of The Aladdin Company. There has been 
several people gotten your address from us. b. W. 

To Appraise properly the flawless value which Aladdin lumber builds into 
every home, it is only necessary to inspect one that is under construction, or 
to visit our Bay City Mill and see the materials as they are being loaded into 
the cars. There is an Aladdin near you wherever you live. 

D Ti Slr \ *, ,■,,,,,- Negley,Ohio 

1 have been very pleased with Aladdin materials and the prompt courtesy in which all 
matters concerning my questions, order and shipment were taken care of. In appreciation 
of this courtesy, I will be glad to answer any further questions of The Aladdin Company 
or its prospective customers in this area. 7^ ]y ^f 

The average sized Aladdin house contains 4503 pieces of lumber. Every piece 
has been carefully machined, every piece will be of the quality described 
above, every piece is guaranteed to arrive and to be sufficient to complete the 
home. 

Dear Mr. Peyton: Charleston 4 W Va 

The Aladdin Company is reliable, having had years of experience manufacturing readi- 
cut homes. It was my pleasure to visit the factory in Bay City prior to placing the order 
for my home, but this is not necessary due to the integrity of the firm. My home is located 
among the newer and belter homes of Charleston and it is a satisfaction to know that it 
contains good materials which are not incorporated in many of the expensive homes 
erected smce World War II. S E B 

These facts and the honorable history of The Aladdin Company justify you 
in extending your full confidence in the satisfactory outcome of vour deal- 
ings with the Company. J 

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The Newport 



A r\ - ■ I l A . r^ o ic | e i iven j WE p AY THE 

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BRICK VENEER 

Any Aladdin Home shown in the 
catalog with siding or shingles on 
the exterior can be built having a 
brick veneer exterior, which we do 
not furnish. Write us for the allow- 
ance for omission of siding, paint 
and nails if you wish to veneer the 
exterior with brick. We do not 
furnish any of our homes for a solid 
masonry exterior wall such as solid 
brick, concrete blocks or stone. 



As new, as fresh and as lovely as tomorrow's colorful sun- 
rise, the Newport is a shining example of all that is good 
in a modern and modest home. The usual severity of a plain 
roof is broken by the slight offset at the right, the porch, roof 
with triple columns blends perfectly and protectively into the 
whole structure, while the picture window is well proportioned 
and attractive. Note the left elevation where you find per- 
pendicular siding in the gable, offering contrast to the usual 
siding by separation at the ceiling line with dentils. The pro- 
jecting mullion window completes a picture of originality and 
charm. Write us for optional price on ornamental screen door 
shown on the Newport. Complete detail specifications mailed 
on request. 



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THE INGLEWOOD-Happily Proportioned and Gay 



Price Given 

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Here is a home that will gladden the hearts of those who 
are looking for a modest, compact home. Its exterior fea- 
tures are thoroughly up-to-date, presenting an extended 
and large picture window with modern front entrance and 
door. The three floor plans in three sizes offer you a choice 
to meet your wishes as to cost — and plan. All materials 
going into the Inglewood are of the same fine quality— the 
very best— that is furnished for our largest houses. J 



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INGLEWOOD 



Kramer, North Dakota 
Dear Sir: 

1 am very well satisfied with my Cedars No. 1. We are proud 
to have such a nice home and have had people come from quite 
far to inspect it. All thought we had done very well and that 
the plans were simple to follow. 

E. C. N. 



Brookville, Ohio 
Dear Sir: 

We didn't run short of any material. Feel we have saved quite 
a bit of money by building an Aladdin house. We have showed 
nine couples through our home who were interested in Aladdin 
homes and will gladly show many more. We are very proud of 
our home. A. H. 



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THE RIO GRANDE 



The Rio Grande 

Shown here is an additional floor plan to the 
charming Rio Grande. For those who want a 
well-designed, compact home, this plan will fill 
the needs of the modest family. The more- 
than-ample kitchen and extra large living room 
are in complete harmony and have much of 
the "flavor of the Old West." Refer to page 4, 
for other plans of the Rio Grande. 




PLAN No. 3 



PLAN NOW-DONT DELAY 
BUILD IT YOURSELF 

^ „. Clyde, Ohio 

Dear Sirs : 

My father and I did all the labor of building the house includ- 
ing the plumbing, wiring, etc. The only thing hired done was the 
installation of the heating unit. We did all the labor during our 
spare time (weekends, after daily work and during our two-week 
vacation from the local plant). I wish to say that we did not 
encounter any difficulty at all in your "Readi-cut" system; every- 
thing fit together. I was not short any materials and in every case 
you have the materials figured right to the inch and then allowing 
a sale margin of extra. I have received countless compliments on 
the house from everybody who sees it. I have a corner lot and the 
house really "stands out." 

In closing I wish to say that I have been very happy in dealing 
with your fine and honest organization. * • 

Grate fullv yours, 
J. T. H. " " 




PLAN No. 3 



The Santa Barbara 

For gracious living, here is a hdme that 
warrants a very close inspection. The 
center hall and cellar stairs of the Santa 
Barbara divides this plan into two spheres 
of living. The living room and kitchen is 
separated from the sphere of rest and 
relaxation containing the two large bed- 
rooms and bath. The living room is 
enchanting with its large picture window, 
giving it grace and beauty unexcelled for a 
modest home. The large, efficient kitchen 
has a "down-to-earth" quality which will 
be a joy to every householder. A large part 
of a woman's life is spent in her kitchen. 
With this fact in mind, we have designed 
this floor plan for the most in comfort and 
efficiency. Refer to page 41 for other plans 
of the Santa Barbara . 

READ PAGES 

2, 3, 54, 
55, 58, 59, 62 



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Optional Materials and Equipment 




SHINGLES Instead of wood siding for the outside 
^ ^ walls we can furnish artistic shingles of 
long-lived red cedar grooved and etched to resemble the 
antique shakes as illustrated on page 30 and also on page 
52. The shingles are laid at a wide exposure with a double 
thickness at the butt. You have your choice of either 
siding or these shingles at no difference in price. Shingles 
come in Green, Gray, Burgundy, Brown, or White. 

ARCHES We include ln the P rice for each home square 
r^i\\_i ,ta cased openings or materials to build a curved 
plastered arch where arch openings are shown in the floor 
plan. We will furnish either type with your home. If you 
use dry wall for the interior, such as plaster board or wall 
board, we will furnish square cased arches as the curved 
arches can be used only when you plaster the interior. 
Specify the kind you want. 

CFLI AR WINDOWS We can furnish a complete 
V_tLLMK WirNUVJVYS cenar window unit a i re adv 

assembled with hardware in place, including glazed sash 
and the cellar window screen, for either a 2 block high 
opening or a 3 block high opening. For either cellar window- 
leave the foundation wall opening 32'i" wide. It is not 
necessary that the windows be shipped before the house 
as they can easily be set in the foundation wall when your 
materials arrive. Write for prices. 

OAk" Fl nORIKI^ "Selecf'oak flooring can be fur- 
KJfiKK l-LVJUKIINO nished in any or all rooms Qf 

any Aladdin home. If wanted, write us for prices and state 
in what rooms you will wish to use the oak flooring. 



KITCHEN CABINETS 



Kitchen cabinets can be fur- 
nished in accordance with 
catalog floor plan layouts. These kitchen cabinets are 
shipped to you direct and are complete^fullv enameled 
(white) outside and inside. Doors are hung, friction catches 
applied, door and drawers prepared for pulls. These cabinets 
are finished in mar-resisting, high lustre white enamel. See 
pages b4 and 60. Write for prices. 

SUMMER COTTAGES 

We have prepared a special pamphlet illustrating our 
Aladdin Summer Cottages. This pamphlet will be sent to 
you on request and without obligation. When writing us 
please state if you are in possession of our regular catalog. 

FOUNDATION PLANS $&££S&2£. 

tion will be mailed you complete with instructions for 
laying out the foundation wall upon receipt of a deposit 
of $2.00. Be sure to get the foundation plan for your home 
before starting your foundation wall. 



PICTURE WINDOW STYLE 8 



PRICES QUOTED ON ABOVE ITEMS 

ARE FOR SHIPMENT ONLY WITH YOUR HOUSE 



P\C JRF ^yiKinO^(/*> The recent vogue ot installing picture windows is both attractive and 
1 IV,IWIXL YYll^Lyv^/YY^ sensible. Practical, because this type of window enhances the attractive- 
ness of any home and practical, because of the better light in the room in which it is placed. The above picture windows 
do not open for ventilation and as illustrated, are one complete sash. Style 1 and 2 can be furnished in place of any 




and page 33. These windows are shipped knocked down, ready to assemble for easv handling. Write for prices. These 
windows are not sold separately from our houses but are included when shown in plan and illustration. 

V I ^ I 1 1 *\ You are cordially invited to visit us at our Bay City offices, located at Fourth and Washing- 

▼ i *J i i \j o toni across f r om the Bay City Post Office. We will be proud to show you through the Aladdin 

mills where you can inspect our lumber and see our houses being manufactured. We can also show you some of the many 
Aladdin Homes built in Bay City. 

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THE PARKWAY-New and Mod 

This actual color photograph of the Parkway pictures 
one of our newest modernized Colonial designs — truly a 
"Home of Tomorrow." Here for the first time, too, we 
are showing the newest thing in insulated heavy outside 
cedar shingle walls. Note that deep shadows thrown by 
the thick base of the shingles soften the severity of plain 



ern 



Price Given W E PAY THE 

On Enclosed FRPinuT 

Price List FREIGHT 

white walls. Under each shingle is an undercourse of 
unstained cedar giving added insulation value. All 
shingles are dip stained when received by you which 
further saves the cost of painting your new home. 
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Price Given 

On Enclosed 

Price List 



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The El Paso expresses the "New Look" in the currently changing type of American home design. Expanded frontage, 

moderately following the Ranch house plan, it also achieves distinct individuality. Observations of recently built fine 

homes will disclose the present popularity of hip roofs as illustrated above. Resale value in the home is an important 

factor and this is insured by good appearance, good plan and highest quality. 

The exterior walls are shown with our long-lived red cedar shingles, grooved and etched to resemble the antique 

"hand-rived shakes." They are laid at wide exposure for 
greatest beauty. This new method of laying shingles, 
double thickness, gives maximum insulation. You may 
have your choice of several soft, pleasing colors. Wide 
siding will be furnished if preferred. We can furnish plans 
1 and 2 shown here without the garage section at a 
lower cost to you. Ask for prices. 




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BRENTWOOD— Shown wilh Siding Exterior 



The Brentwood 

In order to give you an idea 
of the attractiveness of the 
Brentwood in siding, we show a 
photograph of it with this par- 
ticular exterior treatment. The 
Brentwood is regularly priced 
for a brick veneer exterior but 
we will gladly quote on furnish- 
ing siding, giving you an exteri- 
or as illustrated at the left. 
Write us for prices on the siding 



Gentlemen : 



Berlin, N. J. 



Many thanks for the very useful gift received from your 
firm. This is an addition to the already splendid Bristol 
A» I take this opportunity to again thank you for your 
fair business dealing and service superb and, dollar for 
dollar value, this house cannot be equalled locally. It 
will interest you to know that your house withstood the 
recent Jersey hurricane without losing a single shingle 
while the house next door had over forty shingles 
torn off. 

Very sincerely, E. B. T. 



PICTURE WINDOWS 

We can substitute a picture window for a 
single or double window in any of our plans 
at an extra cost. Write us for prices. Our 
picture window designs are shown on page 51 
of this catalog and come in three styles. 
Styles 1 and 2 are furnished in either 64" 
width or 84" width. Stvle 8 is furnished in 
the 84" width only. 



NOTE— Name and address of any letters 
furnished on request. WRITE US. 



RANCH HOUSES The inspiration for the 
ranch house type of home 
originated in the West and its present great popu- 
larity is based on sound reasons. It is a one-story 
type home which features plenty of light and air. It's 
longest dimension usually faces the street or road 
and its approach is inviting and friendly. If you 
require a one-car garage, we will be glad to quote 
with breezeway connecting, or if you desire a two- 
car garage, we can quote the arrangement as shown 
on page 13. 



Jacksonville,. Ill 
Dears Sirs: * 

We just can't praise the Aladdin Readi-cut 
Homes enough. We found all blueprints and 
instructions simple to follow, every piece fit- 
ting as you stated. No shortage of material. I 
will always recommend Aladdin to anyone 
wishing to build a home. 

Very truly yours, Miss R. T. 



WELL PLANNED 

INTERIORS 

Sopris, Colo. 
Dear Sirs: 

We moved into our new home Sep- 
tember 1st. We love it. Many people 
have come in to see it and marveled at 
t he fine construction, fine planning and 
its compactness. Considered to be the 
best house in town. 

Respectfully, S. B. 

ML Savage, Md. 
Dear Sovereign Brothers: 

We want you to know we're warm 
and snug in our Aladdin "Norfolk" 
home. Our friends are surprised how 
large this home is on the inside and at 
the lovely woodwork and floors. Every- 
thing will last us a lifetime, and it 
should to our successors, too. We sing 
praises for your company. 

Sincerely, C. J. N. 




ALAMO No. 1 KITCHEN 



51 



ALADDIN Has Always Adhered to These Principles 

To fulfill every promise; to mix integrity with every article you sell; to be courteous 
and kind; to be fair always to all men; to build up with hope for better things as your 
guiding star; to keep faith with others, as well as yourself; to try to do the thing better 
than it has been done; to hate sham, shoddy and bombast; of such is the kingdom of 
successful business. 



Aladdin Houses 

Sold By The 

GOLDEN RULE 

For 

' FORTY-SIX YEARS 

The letter at the right will fully explain our business repu- 
tation and our ability to fulfill our obligations. We refer 
you to Dun & Bradstreet's or your own local bank for 
further reference as to our financial responsibility. 

ALADDIN'S 

MATCHLESS GUARANTEE 

What Induces Us to Supply Such Matchless Quality? 
Aladdin believes the modest home merits the same good- 
ness as the mansion. We have nailed Aladdin quality on the 
highest attainable pinnacle and have kept it there. While 
these are excellent reasons for the careful, thinking home 
buyer, the real undebatable reason is summed up in the 
goodness, soundness and the thoroughness of the quality 
of Aladdin Houses. Aladdin's Guarantee: Satisfaction or 
your money back. 



Peoples National Bank 

or Hay t:iTv 

Bay City. Michigan 
«m£?Zf!L«, Jnnuary 2, 1952 



To Proep«ctlve Aladdin Customers: 

The Aladdin Company has been a valued 
cuetoicer of this bank an". Its predecessors, The 
National Hank of Esy City and Peoples Commercial 
and Savings Bank, for over forty-six years. The 
Company's sound business principles, Integrity 
and fair dealings heve never, to our knowledge, 
been nuestloned by Its business associates or 
its r.any thousands of customers. 

It has earned the cor.plete confidence of 
the public. 

Very truly yours, 



<& 



Executive Vice President 
& Cashier 



ALADDIN GUARANTEES SAFE ARRIVAL OF YOUR MATERIALS 

WE SHIP YOUR HOME COMPLETE 

These pic- 
tures show ex- 
a c 1 1 y how 
carefully and 
systematically 
your materials 
are packed for 
shipment,. We 
guarantee 
enough mate- 
rials to com- 
plete the home 
according to 
the drawings 
and specifica- 
tions and also 
their safe ar- 
rival to near- 
est railroad 
station. 

55 




dMDDIN 

HOUSE 

THE AIAODIN h CO. 



STARTING 1 
SHINGLES! 



ASPHALT 
STRIP - 
..SHINGLE* 

PROTECTING 
BULKHEAD 



- VALLEY FLASHING 
r BUILDING 

" f^ PAPER 

FINISH 
HARDWARE 
AND PAINT 





PLEASANT AND LIVABLE INTERIORS 

Johnstown, Pa. 
Dear Sir: 

First hope this finds you all in good health; we're both 
fine also. Our home is complete now, just to landscape the 
ground and to plant some trees and so on. We had a lot of 
nice comments about the home and they can't believe how 
fast it went up. We did all the carpenter work ourselves. I 
even laid the 12-inch blocks for the foundation. The only 
other help we had was my wife's brother. He is 15 years old 
and came up every day. We worked about 70 days in all on 
it. In fact, a contractor was putting up a home one lot 
away from us, started the same week, and we were finished 
two months before them, and they have wood siding and 

we have brick. 

J. C 



New Glarus, Wisconsin. 

T am very much pleased with my new 
home. Many of our neighbors came to 
see the house when it was under con- 
struction. The vast majority comment- 
ed on the fine lumber and the floor plan 
appealed to all of them. I can truthfully 
state that we had no construction prob- 
lem at any time and it was a pleasure 
to build a' well planned Aladdin home, 
the Coronado. 

If you have any prospective custom- 
ers in our neighborhood, you may invite 
t hem to come to see our Aladdin home. 
My wife or I will be happy to show 
them through. 

Verv respectfully, 

H. B. 

Factoryville, Pa. 
This particular home, the Aladdin 
Atlanta, we have just completed is very 
nice and satisfactory. My father and I 
have had no experience in building 
homes. I have recommended your 
homes to many of our friends and rela- 
tives. My father and I have done the 
entire job ourselves. 

W. E. C. 



Customers Who Built Their 
ALADDINS Themselves 

Gentlemen: Saxonville, Mass. 

This last summer I had many people 
visit me and inquire about the house 
and The Aladdin Company. They all 
thought that the house was beautiful 
inside and out. They could not believe 
that the house cost half as much as 
those that were not Aladdin houses. 
They were well pleased with the type of 
construction and especially the finish 
material which was free of knots. 

My wife and I are most happy with 
our new home. We both have nothing 
but praise for The Aladdin Company 
for all the work and help they gave us. 
As for the erecting of the house, like I 
told all those who visited me, anyone 
can do it. 

I want to say that you people were 
wonderful in giving all the aid that I 
needed during the building of the house. 
The material was very good to work 
with and there was plenty of stock. We 
wish to thank you a million times for all 
you have done for us in helping us get 
a new home. 

Very truly yours, 
R. C F. 



Chittenango, N.Y. 
Was amazed at how easy and how much fun it was to put 
up our Aladdin Newport. Had never done any such car- 
penter work before. Did all the work except for heating and 
wiring myself with the help of friends. 

Dear Sirs: Mansfield, Ohio 

With the assistance of a very fine neighbor I have done 

just about all the work, including the plumbing and the 

electrical work. We are very proud of our house, and have 

had many compliments on it. 

It has been a pleasure to deal with the Aladdm Company 

and would advise any prospective builder to consider 

Aladdin before making a definite choice. 

Yours truly, 
M. L. F. 




LIVING ROOM 



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THE SHELBURNE — Fascinating in Detail— %??*££* 



WE PAY THE 
FREIGHT 




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SHELBURNE No. 1— FIRST FLOOR PLAN 




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SHELBURNE No. 1— SECOND FLOOR PLAN 



The Shelburne was first erected in Bay City and opened to the public 
by Aladdin as a Model Home. Public approval was instant and unani- 
mous and confirmed the good judgment of our designers. It is modeled 
along ultra modern lines, strong colors and contrast in the chimney, 
enlivening the picture from the approach. An intriguing front door, 
with circle top and embellished with large antique hammered hinges 
adding distinction to the entrance. The No. 1 Plan is priced with two 
large bedrooms and bath on second floor making this a three-bedroom 
home. In Plan No. 2 
you will note that an 
enclosed stair leads to 
second floor from hall. 
We have priced the 
Plan No. 2 including 
enclosed stairway to 
second floor and a sub- 
floor making a large 
attic storeroom. We 
will be glad to quote a 
price on the upstairs 
furnished as shown in 
the second floor plan, 
or the upstairs can be 
finished off at any time 
in the future when it is 
convenient for you to 
do so. This gives you a 
chance to convert a 
two-bedroom home in- 
to a four-bedroom 
home when conditions 
require additional 
rooms. Write for speci- 
fications in detail. 




SHELBURNE No. 2— FIRST FLOOR PLAN 



?'^rX/2.-o-\ 







SHELBURNE No, 2— SECOND FLOOR PLAN 



SHOWING SAVINGS IN LABOR BY THE READI-CUT SYSTEM 



The picture at the left shows how the lumber in your 
Aladdin house will be cut to fit in our mill and ready to 
nail in place when you receive it. Figure 1 shows jack 
rafters with the mitre and bevel at upper end. Figure 2 
shows mitre on end of roof sheathing. Figure 3 shows 
"heel" cut on rafters. Figure 4 shows mitre cut on end 
of ceiling joists. Figure 5 shows mitre on end of rafters. 
Figure 6 shows mitre on joists bridging. Wall plates, 
joists header, floor joists, wall sheathing, wall and parti- 
tion studding and sub-floor materials are also accurately 
cut to proper sizes and lengths, each piece also marked 
for length and location. An Aladdin Readi-Cut house is 
identical in DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND MA- 
TERIALS to the best architect planned and contractor 
built home. The Aladdin Company's forty-six years 
of sound business principles, integrity and fair dealing 
is your safeguard. 

LUMBER MUST BE DRY 

No house is well built unless all lumber is 'dry. Dry 
lumber is best because: It is pre-shrunk— prevents 
shrinking later; superior in nail-holding qualities; more 
resistant to decay, stronger and stiffen Aladdin gets 
"The Pick of the TREES." 

All Aladdin lumber is thoroughly dry before being 
shipped to you. We guarantee complete satisfaction or 
your money back. 

ALADDIN HOUSES ARE 
NOT "PREFABRICATED" 



PAY YOURSELF THOSE HIGH WAGES 

Every hour you can put in on the construction of your Aladdin home means a saving to you 
of from $2.00 to $3.00 per hour on its cost. That means a SAVING of from $15.00 to $18.00 for 
every day you work on it! **** Depending on the size of the house, the carpenter work sums up 
to from three hundred hours to twelve hundred hours. WITH MOST OF THE SKILLED 
LABOR ALREADY PERFORMED, when you receive your Aladdin Readi-Cut, what an Oppor- 
tunity you have to bring down the cost of your new home to practically a pre-war level. Our 
drawings and instructions cover everything from the foundation up, so you can save any part, 
or even all labor costs. 




Bristol Under Construction 

Below we show the Bristol under construction. We il- 
lustrate the first steps in framing the house, the studding 
for the outside walls and partitions having been nailed up. 
This picture shows the exact construction details of every 
Aladdin house. 




Aladdin's 46 Years Service 

The Aladdin Company initiated the Modular Principle 
of house design 46 years' ago. 

Initiated the Factory Pre-cut System 46 years ago. 
Initiated the "Packaged" Sales Plan 46 years ago (one 
price for the complete house). 

Initiated the Merchandising Plan of 
Direct Sales by the manufacturer to 
the home builder 46 years ago. 

Initiated the Plan of Supplying only 
the very highest grades of lumber and 
all other building materials 46 years 
ago. 

Initiated the Practice of Uncondi- 
tional Guarantees of complete satis- 
faction to ALL Aladdin Home Builders 
46 years ago. 



Aladdin has practiced the Golden Rule in Business for 46 Years 



58 



HOW THE ALADDIN 
READI-CUT SYSTEM 
SAVES YOU MONEY 
BY GETTING 20 FT. 
OF LUMBER FROM 
A 16 FT. BOARD 

An Aladdin Readi-cut Home 
saves you from twenty to thirty 
percent in your labor bill be- 
cause the carpenter does not 
have to spend his time working 
out the construction details, 
and cut all the lumber by hand. 
Our complete drawings give 
him* construction details that 
have been proven the best over 
a period of forty-six years. 




TO CUT THE SHEATHING FOR THIS GABLE : 

— e'-o" 



.; 



THE CARPENTER USU- 
ALLY TAKES >*N EIGHT- 
FOOT BOARD, A SIX- 
FOOT BOARD, A FOUR- 
FOOT BOARD AND A 
TWO-FOOT BOARD AND 
CUTS THEM THIS WAY *. 

THE CARPENTER RE- 
QUIRES TWENTY FEET 
OF LUMBER FOR THE JOB. 

ALADDIN TAKES A SIXTEEN- 
FOOT BOARD, CUTS IT THIS 
WAY, AND GETS TWENTY FEET OF LUMBER AT THE COST OF SIXTEEN FEET-ANO YOU GET 
THE SAVING. q'q" >j J^'OH 





I6'0" 



REMEMBER THE LUMBER THAT'S WASTED COSTS JUST AS MUCH 
AS THE LUMBER TflAT'S USED. ALADDIN SAVES 18% LUMBER WASTE. 



Efficient Planning 
Saves Your Money 



Waste can and does influence the cost of everything vou buy. This is especially 
true of home building. * 

Waste consumes your dollars and gives nothing in return. Aladdin proves to you 
that the Readi-cut System will save about S18 out of each $100 on your lumber costs. 

the 
stem 



Aladdin proves to you that the Readi-cut System will save you about$30 out of each $100 labor cost. A study of 
above drawing will give you a very clear understanding of the amazing economies of the Aladdin Readi-cut Sysi 
and what it means to you in dollar saving. 

ALADDIN System Gives 
Control Over Your Costs 

you. You KNOW there will be no shortage of materials — nothing forgotten. You KNOW you will not be paying for 
more materials than will be used and that you will save the price of all "short ends" that are wasted by the old system. 



Why shouldn't you save these profits, like thousands of other home- 
builders have been doing through The Aladdin Company for the" past 
forty-six years? 
You KNOW in advance what the materials for your house will cost 



You KNOW you will receive high grade lumber, millwork, hardware — 
Aladdin CERTIFIED materials. You KNOW everything will be on hand 
when you want it — all in one shipment and all guaranteed by Aladdin 
And you KNOW in advance what your house will look like and what it will 
be in every way. 

KNOWING gives you control — mastery of vour money, of materials, of 
labor and of RESULTS. 



Quick Shipment 



We can ship any regular home in this catalog within ten days to two 
weeks after we receive your order. The average time required for delivery 
after leaving the factory is from three to five days. We prefer to be given a 
little more time if convenient to you. All homes are shipped complete 
at one time in a sealed box car from our mill. Before you start your 
foundation send a deposit of $2.00 for a plan and instructions for laying 
out your foundation. 

ALADDIN Service 

You receive a scientifically designed home; a scientifically manufactured 
home; the benefit of buying power, thousands of times greater than your 
own. You receive the safeguards of our experience. You are guarded against 
costly extras. You have our help in keeping costs down. You save many 
days' time. Y'ou save costly waste. You receive everything complete for 
your home in one shipment. You know exactly what your house will look 
like when completed. You save all architectural fees. You are assured 
prompt shipment and quick erection. You receive a bona-fide guarantee of 
complete satisfaction. 

59 



ALADDIN'S 
GUARANTEE 

The built-in goodness, genu- 
ine quality of all materials 
and the beauty of any Alad- 
din Home will be a great 
satisfaction to every owner. 
Remember Aladdin's guaran- 
tee of satisfaction or your 
money back is your protec- 
tion in building the Aladdin 
way. "Sold by the Golden 
Rule" has been tested by 
thousands of home builders to 
their lifetime gratification. 




ALADDIN 
KITCHENS 

Here is a thrilling, colorful 
suggestion for a typical Alad- 
din kitchen. Light and airy, 
our kitchens are arranged for 
step saving efficiency and 
planned for beauty and living. 
Home-Makers will find a joy 
to the heart and feet. The 
cabinet is beautifully preci- 
sion made from the best qual- 
ity hardwood, modern compo- 
sition wood, fine chrome hard- 
ware and fine wear-resistant 
enamel. Further illustrations 
will be found on page 54. The 
cabinet is finished inside and 
outside in this velvety enamel 
and is available only in pre- 
finished white enamel. You 

jSLiSSton^* SrUtallation. We do not include sink, plumbing fixtures, linoleum counter 
cover or meta mou dings for same. Write for price for the Aladdin Home you are interested in 
You wi 11 find our price 1 third less than you can possibly purchase the same qua 1, ty elsewhere 
Knotty Pine walls are desired for your kitchen, write for price on this material. We can quote it 
only for kitchen walls. 

SOLD BY THE GOLDEN RULE 'i 

An original copy of every Customer's letter reproduced in this book reposes in Aladdin Office Files. 
The full name and address of any or all of them will be furnished on request. Because the Golden 

Rule governs every transac- 
tion with each and every cus- 
tomer, you are assured^ of 
complete satisfaction with our 
values, our materials and our 
service. We know of not one 
Customer in our forty-six 
years in business who is not 
a friend of Aladdin. 




COLOR GIVES 
CHARM 

Bring your kitchen and 
bath room to life with the 
sparkle of bright colors. There 
is no added cost in choosing 
and applying your individual 
favorite colors for walls, floors 
and curtains. Inspiration can 
be had by studying illustra- 
tions of these rooms as shown 
in today's magazines. 



60 




PILGRIM LIVING ROOM 



WHAT ALADDIN'S 
GUARANTEE MEANS 

We started in business 46 years 
ago with the idea of providing low 
cost homes manufactured in our 
own mills from the finest obtain- 
able materials. We have never de- 
viated from this policy. The repu- 
tation we have built up for out- 
standing quality is our most prec- 
ious asset. We intend at all times 
to maintain that reputation — to 
observe strictly the high standards 
home builders expect from us. 
That is why we can give the pur- 
chaser of an Aladdin house the 
most foolproof guarantee we know 
of. No one can offer you .greater 
protection than we do when we 
say: Satisfaction or Your Money 
Back. 



COMPLETE 
SATISFACTION 
GUARANTEED" 

Rock Ridge, Maryland 
Gentlemen: 

While building the house, 
many people were interested in 
it because it was ready cut and 
since we moved several pros- 
pects that have your catalog 
now are asking if they may see 
through our home before decid- 
ing. Believe us, we are proud to 
show it as well as we are happy 
to tell them how wonderful and 
reliable a firm you are to deal 
with. We really feel indebted to 
you for our cozy home at such a 
low cost. DPS 





ROSEWOOD LIVING ROOM 



A 
LOVELY 
KITCHEN 

The fasci- 
nating treat- 
ment of the 
dining corner 
arrangement 
s h o w n a t 
right is pos- 
s i b 1 e in a 
great many 
Aladdin floor 
plans. Bright 
colors add 
greatly to the 
pleasure of 
home work. 

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SAVE FOUR PROFITS 

on the 

Lumber, Millwork, Hardware, 

and Labor. You Buy 

Your COMPLETE House 

ALL IN ONE SHIPMENT 

Direct from Aladdin Mills 
Saving Middlemen's Profit 




EXTERIOR 
DOORS 

Style No. 8 door 
is provided at the 
rear of each of 
our Aladdin 
homes. In our 
specifications we 
list the front door, 
giving the style 
number of door 
provided. If you 
wish a different 
style door than is 
specified in the 
specifications for 
your home, write 



^ 



No. 9 



INTERIOR 
DOORS 

Shown at the 
left is our beau- 
ful two -panel 
door which we 
provide for all 
interior openings 
where doors are 
shown. If you 
wish flush doors 
as shown at the 
right, we can 
provide them at 
an extra cost. 
Write us for 
prices. 



No. 10 



No. 16 



No. 17 




It's Easy to Follow 

Aladdin Blueprints 



2 Panel 



Flush 



PLANS CAN BE REVERSED 

Any Aladdin home can be furnished to be erected 
reversed. In a reversed home all rooms shown on the 
right-hand side in catalog floor plan arrangement will 
be on the left-hand side. Be sure to tell us if you plan 
to build your home reversed. 



MASONRY and FIREPLACES 

Chimneys and fireplaces are shown on our 
plans to suggest a practical location. We do not 
cut the openings in our homes for them. Our 
foundation plans show exactly how to proceed 
with the construction of your foundation. Be 
sure to get the foundation plan before you build 
your foundation. We do not furnish or quote on 
masonry materials, plaster, plaster bases, such 
as rock lath, or wall board. 




BUILD YOUR OWN ALADDIN HOME 

Here we have shown in greatly reduced size, a few 
figures taken from a set of Aladdin Readi-cut House 
Plans. Thev show the size, length and position of every 
piece of material entering into the construction of the 
home. All materials including mitered materials are 
marked and cut to exact length, and all you have to do 
is nail the materials in place. 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS DESCRIBED IN THIS ALADDIN CATALOG 



Aladdin Readi-cut System: Pages 2, 3, 54, 

55, 58, 59, 62. 
Aladdin Terms: See enclosed price list. 
Attics: Finishing off second floor, page 64. 
Aladdin Guaranty: See Price List — (Page 

55). 
Arches: Page 51. 

Breczeway Designs: Pages 13, 44, 45. 
Cellar Windows: Page 51. 
Chimneys: Page 62. 
Foundations: Page 63. 
Foundation Plans: Send i>2.(X). Page 51. 



Freight: See order blank on price list. 

Garages: Page 31. 

Heating, Lighting, and Plumbing: Not in- 
cluded, secure locally. 

Kitchen Cabinets: Page 60. 

Masonry Materials: See Price List and 
page 62. 

Materials Used: Pages 2, 3, 54, 55, 58, 59, 
62. 

Picture Windows: Page 51. 

Quick Shipment: Page 59. 

Reverse Plans: Page 62. 

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Ranch Houses: Pages 4, 5, 7, 8, 

15, 16, 21, 22, 24, 28, 29, 41, I 
Reducing Labor costs: Pages 58, 
Summer Cottages: Page 51. 

Plans with utility rooms: 8, 12, 17, 20, 35, 

48. 
Three Bedroom Houses: 4, 5, 6, ' 

16. 19. 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 
36, 37, 38, 11, 43, 44, 45, 48, 

What you get: Page 2. 
Waste Elimination: Page 59. 



8, 10, 
, 53. 
8, 59 



7,8, 

, 30. 
, 52, 



12, 13, 



10, 13, 
32, 33. 
53, 57. 



ALADDIN BUILDING ESTIMATES 



CXfC A\J A.T\Cl hi Below we give the cubicyards of excava- 
te A V-AA Y /"\ I IVM lion 3' deep. One-third cf thai amount 
will be the number of cubic yards in I' of excavation for your founda- 
tion. Multiply the number of cubic yards for 1' of excavation, by the 
depth you intend excavating. You will then have the number of cubic 
yards to remove for your foundation. Our figures are based on making 
the excavation 1' larger each way than the size of the foundation and 
does not include attached garages. 



FOOTINGS— 25 



give under "Cubic Yards of Poured Con- 
crete" total number of cubic yards of concrete 
required for all main footings, column footings, porch footings, terrace 
doors, chimney footings and concrete steps when shown, also base- 
ment floors and floors for all attached garages. 



POI iKJn ATIOKI^ Under "16" Plocks for Foundation" 

T V-/ UML/ f-\ I I \_/ 1 ^ J vve give the number of concrete blocks 
required to construct the foundation according to our foundation plan. 
This includes porches and terraces where shown; also wall for garages 
if attached to house. All plans having a basement stairs are figured for 
a foundation wall 10 blocks high. All plans without basement stairs 



are figured for a main foundation wall 5 blocks high. For foundation 
plans see page 51. 

PI A^TFRINfn Under this heading we give you the square 

r L-**^ I L.IMI ^VJ yardsof plastering surface, or ifyou usewall- 
board. the square yards of surface to be covered. The yardage includes 
all walls and ceiling surface. It does not include walls for any attached 
garages. All openings are included in figures such as doors and windows 
to allow for cutting and waste of your plaster base, such as rocklath, 
or wnllboard. 

C H I K/i N F Y^ Chimneys and fireplacesare sometimes shown on 

V-I MfVll^L. I <J ourplans to suggest a practical location. Since we 
do not cut the openings in our homes for them, you can change the 
location or omit them entirely if preferred. The amount of material 
required for chimneys is as follows: 

One 8" x 8" flue chimney, 30 bricks to each fool of height. 

Two 8" x 8" flue chimneys, 50 bricks to each foot of height. 

One 8" x 12" flue chimney, 35 bricks to each foot of height. 

Two 8" x 12" flue chimneys. 60 bricks to each foot of height. 

For mortar allow M bbl. cement and H cu. yd. sand for each 1000 
bricks. 



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Acacia No, 1 . 
Acaciu No. 2 
Alamo No. I . . . . 
Alamo i\o. 2. . . . 
Alamo No. 3. . . . 
A i Inula No. I . . , 
A llantu No. 2 . . . 

Beverly No. 1 . . . . 

Beverly No. 2 

Brentwood No. 1 BV 
Brentwood No, 2 BV 
Brentwood No. 3 BV 
Brentwood No. I BV 

Brewster No. 2 

Brewster No. 5 

Bristol "A" 

Bristol "R" 

If i ml. dm No. 3 

Brockton No. 4 

Carlton No. 1 

Carlton No. 2 

Carlton No. 3 

Carlton No. 4 

Colony 

I i ii n -i ii 1 1 

Coronado No. 1 . . . , 
Curoniido No. 2. . . . 
Coronado No. 3 . . . . 

Del Mar No. 1 

Del Mar No. 2 

Del Mar No. 3 

Del Mar No. 4 

Kl l*UHO No. 1 

El Paso No. 2 

Kl Paso No. 3 

Kl Paso No. 4 

Kl Rancho No. 1... 
Kl Rancho No. 2 

Glen brook No. I . . . 

I . I- u I hi ml. No. 2 . . 
Greco Brier No. 1 . . 
Green Brier No. 2. . 
Creystone No. I . . . . 
Greyetone No. 2. . . . 

Inglewood No. 1. ... 
Inglewood No. 2. . , . 
Inglewood No. 3. . . , 



.Jasmine No. I . 
Jasmine No. 2. 



Lexington No. 1. 
Lexington No. 2. 

Madison No. 1 . . 
Madison No. 2. . 
Madison No. 3. . 



16" Blocks 
fcr 

Founda- 
tion 



902 
510 
1150 
1080 
968 
•112 
881 

1016 

1136 

1188 

1152 

1 056 

1050 

968 

968 

1034 

1036 

860 

860 

386 
■120 
824 
911 
894 
911 
1156 
1122 
866 

1016 
1011 
1278 
1220 

1328 
1190 
1128 
1002 
1276 
1085 

708 

1091 
972 
972 
596 
990 

382 
427 
924 

902 
902 

1244 
1244 

962 

1050 
1094 



Cu. Yds. 
Poured 

Concrete 



15 
5 
19 
19 
15 
6 
14 

Id 
20 
22 
20 
17 
17 
16 
16 
18 
lit 
1 I 
I I 

5 
5 
13 
16 

I I 
15 

21 
21 
II 

18 

111 
25 

21 

26 

24 
27 
18 
25 
19 

III 
22 
21 
21 
8 
18 

5 
5 
L6 

III 
18 

26 
26 

15 
18 
20 



Cu. Yds. 
Excava- 
tion 
3' I Jeep 



100 
35 
120 
120 
102 
29 
98 

116 

111 
168 
149 
127 

122 
108 
110 
121 
124 
•tr, 
95 

20 
25 
89 
106 
92 
I 10 
121 
118 
58 

mi 

129 
171 
171 

144 
123 
179 

121 
177 
137 

43 
120 
119 
119 

48 
117 

23 

29 

MiT 

91 
M 

134 
134 

100 
122 
130 



Sq. Yds, 

Plaster or 

Wall board 

Surface 



353 
374 

183 
472 
103 
321 
384 

432 
179 
5 1 8 
185 
125 
152 
136 
103 
191 
501 
380 
387 

230 
288 
337 
382 
350 
618 
473 
475 
370 

368 
464 
605 
657 

528 
475 
672 
461 
632 
473 

456 
438 
131 
466 
530 
427 

227 
300 
425 

336 
364 

486 
497 

411 
462 
510 





16" Blocks 


Cu. Yds. 
Poured 

< loncrclc 


Cu. Yds. 


Sq. Yds. 


HOUSE 


for 
Founda- 


I'.xeava- 
tion 


Plaster or 
Wnllboard 




tion 


3' Deep 


Surface 


Magnolia 


916 


15 


91 


660 


Mavfair 


414 


7 


16 


220 


Newport No. 1 


1050 


20 


122 


430 


Newport No. 4 


804 


13 


81 


310 


Newport No. 5 


468 


6 


27 


350 


Norfolk No. 1. . 


872 


14 


100 


393 


Norfolk No. 3 


484 


6 


35 


364 


Palm Springs No. 1. 


1766 


35 


181 


633 


Palm Springs |\o. 3. 


1414 


27 


136 


457 


Palo Alto No. 1 


1186 


20 


98 


390 


I'alo Alto No. 2 


1186 


■20 


118 


412 


Palo Alto No. 3 


1070 


18 


125 


490 


Palo mar No. 1 


996 


' 13 


118 


431 


Palomar No. 2 


908 


l.l 


98 


318 


Palomar No. 3 


1170 


/ 1? 


160 


595, 
429 r 


Parkway No. 1 


1116 


118 


Parkway No. 2 


1028 / 
1116 ' 


18 


100 


397 


Parkway No. 4 


21 


118 


434 " 


Parkway No. 5 


1176* 


23 


133 


469 


Pasadena Net. 1 


1062 


19 


130 


491 


Pasadena No.. 2 


975 


17 


113 


489 


Pilgrim No. 2 


1056 


18 


133 


469 


Pilgrim No. I 


986 


16 


110 


448 


Pilgrim No. 5 


1056 


18 


133 


516 


Pomona No. 1 . . . 


516 


7 


40 


373 


Pomona No. 2 


814 


13 


85 


329 


Pomona No. 3 


442 


6 


25 


V 


Iliil ii in id No. 1 


384 


7 


31 


372 


Redwood No. 2 


872 


17 


96 


372 


Redwcod No. 3 


931 


17 


110 


111 


Rio Grande No. 1 . . , 


1440 


28 


182 


666 


Rio Grande No. 2. . . 


1234 


24 


142 


478 


Rio Grande No. 3 . . . 


1186 


21 


131 


421 


Rockport No. 2 


890 


18 


122 


442 


Roe U port No. 4 


1107 


20 


139 


515 


Rockport No. 5 


1253 


23 


122 


475 


Rosewood No. 1 . . . . 


1170 


22 


132 


470 


Rosewood No. 2 . . . . 


1170 


■?■> 


132 


513 


Rosewood No. 3. . . . 


1125 


18 


114 


432 


Santa Barbara No. 1 


1484 


30 


170 


534 


Santa Barbara No. 2 


1332 


27 


137 


174 


San la Barbara No. 3 


1384 


25 


125 


440 


Santa Fe No. 1 


1 162 


22 


156 


580 


Santa Fe No. 2 


1 180 


22 


156 


582 


Shelburne No. 1 . . . . 


1074 


19 


129 


712 


Shelbnrne No. 2. . . , 


1074 


20 


126 


500 


Summerset 


913 


11 


96 


638 


Sunshine "11" 


872 


11 


97 


398 


Sunshine "IV 


814 


13 


85 


344 


Sunshine "K" 


902 


15 


102 


420 


Sylvan No. 1 


1019 


18 


120 


433 


Sylvan No. 2. ..... , 


570 


9 


40 


414 


Vinewood No. 1 , . . . 


1062 


18 


123 


424 


Vincwood No. 2, , , . 


1062 


18 


120 


462 


Williamsburg 


1044 


18 


120 


689 


Winston No. 1 


990 


16 


115 


455 


Winston No. 5 


990 


17 


117 


475 



THE ALADDIN COMPANY 



1952 



Catalog No. 57 by— w. j. and o. e. sovereign 1952 

HOME OFFICE and MILLS, BAY CITY, MICHIGAN 



63 



A Masterpiece of Line, Color and Proportions 




Our Leader for 1953 t 

Here is a partial advance showing of Aladdin's latest and greatest selection of New Homes for 
1953. Our house planners were sent throughout the country to observe, study and inspect the 
newest houses of today. They traveled from Long Island in the East to California and Oregon 
in the West, not neglecting the fascinating ranch houses of Arizona and Texas. Our new Catalog 
mirrors the choicest and best features found by our experienced planners, a few plans ouly of 
which are shown in this booklet. The big, new catalog, beautifully printed in full color, shows 
some really gorgeous living rooms, kitchens and bath rooms. In sending for the new 1953 Catalog 
there will be no charge if you use the coupon shown on the back page. 



LOVELY TO LOOK AT 
LOVELY TO LIVE IN 

Shown at the right is our lovely 
Pilgrim home built five years ago 
in Petoskey, Michigan. Nestled 
among the tall pines, this home has 
the grandeur of a stately mansion. 
It has been a popular choice of 
Aladdin Homeowners for many 
years. Our designers have, for 1953, 
taken the beautiful exterior of this 
home, utilizing all of its desirable 
features, and present a new com- 
bination of ageless beauty and mod- 
ern styling. You will find this home 
shown in our 1953 catalog. Send 
for your catalog today. 




DID ALL WORK 
IN SPARE TIME 

July 25. 1952 
I might add that I have 
done 100% of the work alone 
in spare time, which proves 
to me that your ads are 100% 
correct. The many people 
that drop in to inquire about 
your homes are impressed at 
the quality of the material 
and the ease with which I 
have constructed it, the lat- 
ter fact due to the way the 
material was Pre-Cut. 
Brentwood V. D., 

N. Woodbury, Connecticut 



ALADDIN READI-CUT HOUSES ARE NOT PREFABRICATED 



The Aladdin Company Bay City Michigan 



hJtatJ 



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An Enchantingly Original Treatment of Windows 

You will receive interesting facts about this new home and also see another plan arrangement 
by filling out the coupon on back cover of this booklet. We furnish for each of our homes speci- 
fications which will give you knowledge as to just what high quality material and as to the com- 
pleteness of materials furnished when you build an Aladdin home. Write today. 

We Would Welcome a Letter from You About Your Plans 

MORE MEN ARE WORKING ON THEIR OWN HOME t 

Not since frontier times, when it was common for a man to build his own log cabin, have 
American men been so active working on their own homes. 

Economic conditions and the development of do-it-yourself building products are among the 
leading factors that have increased the ranks of week-end and after-hours home craftsmen. 

The table below is taken from actual reports sent to us by Aladdin homeowners, and may help 
you to decide that the Aladdin way can, and will help you to own your own home. Our plans and 
instructions are easy to read and simply explained so every man can build his own home with 
ALADDIN Readi-cut materials. 



BUILD YOUR 
OWN HOME 



ACTUAL REPORTS 

Sent os by our ALADDIN 
Home Builders show that: 



f, 



BUILD YOUR 

3 

OWN HOME 



9814% HELPED BUILD THEIR ALADDIN HOME 
62% PERFORMED OVER HALF OF THE WORK 
23% PERFORMED BETWEEN 25% AND 50% 
13% DID ALL THE WORK EXCEPT PLASTERING AND PLUMBING 

YOU CAN BUILD YOUR OWN HOME 
WITH ALADDIN'S HELP AND SAVE MONEY 



Copyright 1953 by the ALADDIN COMPANY, Bay City, Michigan. All rights reserved. This book or parts thereof may not be reproduced without permission. 




An Interesting Variety of Wall and Window 

Design and Planning 



By sending for our 1953 catalog immediately you will 
receive detailed information on all of the homes we are 
featuring for 1953. Don't delay— send for this Catalog 
immediately! 

BUILT IN SPARE TIME 

Nov. 12, 1952, Brentwood 

Our home arrived October 6th. We unloaded it on the 
7th and 8th, set the wall plates on the 10th, had our roof 
on by October 30th. I might also add that we had no pro- 
fessional help and only worked in spare time (evenings 
included). We are now setting our windows and door jambs. 

I still am amazed at the thoroughness of your shipment, 
the very excellent quality of materials and courteous 
service. 

R, J. D., Hershey, Pennsylvania 




THE NAME AND 
ADDRESS OF EVERY 
ALADDIN CUS- 
TOMER WHOSE 
LETTER IS SHOWN 
IN THIS BOOK WILL 
BE FURNISHED 
UPON REQUEST 



PARKWAY No. 5 in beautiful 
forest setting in Massachusetts 

Rent Money 
never returns 







You will build with confidence 
under ALADDIN'S GUARAN- 
TEE of a lifetime of Security 
and Satisfaction. 

You will enrich your future 
with safety for your savings, 
economy for your budget, com- 
fort and happiness for your 
family. 



I^inw^' 



what's left at tKe 

end of the year 



MdtoOiwJfome! 



THE GLAMOUR OF COLOR 

In the new catalog you will find an interesting and instructive story acquainting you with simple and sound rules 
to achieve glamorous, decorative effects— and economically too. The photographs on this page, taken by a skilled color 
photographer, show the results of advance planning, while your home is under construction. You, too, can accomplish 
similar results. This home is our Parkway No. 5 built in Barberton, Ohio. Owner's name and address will be given you 
on request. 











HOME OWNERS 

"Home Owners have given bonds to Society for their 
good behavior. A good American should own his 
own home. By doing so, he becomes a better citizen, 
a better workman. His children are better behaved; 
the school system is bettered and benefited and 
everything that the householder touches is a little 
better on account of the fact that he is a real estate 
owner."— Elbert Hubbard— Written in 1913. 



Elbe, t Hubbard one of America s n ell-loved and famed literary men, who 
penned the great classic A Message to Garcia", came to Bay City in the. year 
19 3 to learn about Aladdin Readout Houses. His purpose was to write an 
article on the subjec for publishing in his own magazine, "The Philistine". His 
article was also published in the Home Life Magazine of thai day. His philosophy 
on the subject of home-ownership was sound in 1913 and even prophetic, and 
• rmatns sound today. He and his wife perished in the sinking of the Lusitania on 




Here's 

The "Phantom" railroad box car pictured 
below illustrates graphically, by its contents, 
the manner in which you will receive your 
Aladdin house. The greatest of care is used by 
our loading crews, following a detail plan, to 
insure against damage in shipping. A skilled 
employee stands at the car door to check off 
every item against our shipping list. The stud- 
ding, rafters, joists and sheathing are loaded 
first at the bottom of the car, with the flooring, 
finish lumber and other parts of the house, as 



ELBERT HUBBARD 



How Your ALADDIN House Is Shipped 

listed on the bill of material on Page 35 of our 
catalog, carefully dispersed and braced at the 
top. While the cubic contents of this loaded 
Brentwood No. 2 and garage occupy only 1920 
cubic feet in the box car, when erected the house 
contains 13,392 cubic feet of staunchly built 
floors, walls, ceilings and roof. And remember 
that our unlimited guarantee of sufficient quan- 
tities and safe arrival of every item protects 
you completely. Send Coupon for New Catalog. 



WINDOW AND 
DOOR FRAMES 



DOORS AND 
WINDOWS 



CELLAR 
STAIR 



SCENIC 

WINDOW 



OVERHEAD 
GARAGE DOORS 



BUNDLED 
,BRIDG1KJC 




MITERED 

GABLE 

SHEATHI 

ASPHALT 
ROOF SHINGLES 

SHEATHING CUT 
TO FIT FOR ROOF, 
WALLS AND FLOOR 

FLOOR JOIST-- 
CEILING JOIST 
STUDDING AND PLATES 



FLASHING 



HARDWARE 



NAILS 



PAINT 

MITERED 
GABLE STUDS 

FINISH 

FLOORING 



ROOF RAFTERS 




WHAT ALADDIN'S "KNOW-HOW" MEANS TO YOU 

I have delayed writing you, thinking that I might be able to find some deficiencies to complain 
about. However, nothing has turned up yet, and we are very well pleased with the entire trans- 
action. 

It was very gratifying to receive the car of lumber so soon after the order was placed. I think 
that the car was on our local switch within 10 days after placing the order. >■ 

There is one advantage in buying an Aladdin house, which I do not think you make enougn 
capital of in your advertising and catalog, and that is the advantage of having the complete 
house delivered on the property so that there is no delay in shopping around for articles that 
may be difficult to obtain. It didn't matter what we wanted — we knew where it was in the piles, 
and had it to use within a few minutes instead of running off to different lumber yards and supply 
houses to get it delivered. I think this means a large saving in time, which means money. 

O.H.L., Carmel, N. Y. 




SHOWN ABOVE IS HOW MACHINERY TAKES THE PLACE OF HAND LABOR 

One automatic Aladdin saw can cut to exact lengths 32,000 to 38,000 feet of 1x6 in an 8 hour day. With our automatic 
hydracut saws the operator simply slides the lumber against the adjustable cut-off stops and presses the electrically 
operated foot pedal. The saw blade, mounted on hydraulically operated carriage, automatically moves forward — makes 
the cut with lightning speed and automatically returns to position. The operator can save hours of labor that were 
formerly lost to fatigue and unnecessary hand operation. This is just one example where we have made substantial pro- 
duction increases, that enables us to maintain our low selling prices in the face of increased material cost and higher wages. 
The above photograph shows a battery of our hydracut saws — capable of cutting to exact size 128,000 feet of fine lumber 
a day! 



CAUTION 



The following caution is written out of the unfortunate 
experiences reported to us by homebuilders who were 
enticed by unscrupulous local contractors or lumber deal- 
ers to use our plans but not our materials. 

' If offers are made to you to buy and build based on our plans, demand a written contract from 
the contractor. Especially important to you : Demand from the lumber dealer a written and 
signed bill of material covering the same details as our specifications show below with a guar- 
antee that there will be sufficient material of every kind to complete the house. Below is a 
sample of specifications furnished for each Aladdin home and all materials guaranteed to be 
furnished in accordance with the specifications. 

A careful reading of the following will give you a clear idea of the completeness of materials and equipment which are 
included in the price of Aladdin Houses. . . . 

You also receive our forty-seven years of home building experience to guard you against mistakes ot any kind. 

It has taught us the best construction methods, the best materials to use, the best way to prepare the building plans 
so every step of erection can be followed even though you have had no previous experience in building. And to complete 
our service to you, we guarantee that you will receive sufficient of all materials to complete your home according to the 
plans and specifications. 

You Will NEED Every One of These MATERIALS 
Listed Below to Complete Your HOME 

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ALADDIN READS-CUT HOUSES 



SPECIFICATIONS 



FOUNDATION WALL PLATES— 2" x 6" furnished to set 

on top of entire foundation wall, cut to fit. 
CIRDER OR CENTER SILL— 6" x 8" built-up of 2" stock, 

cut to fit. 
FLOOR JOISTS — 2" x 10" on 16" centers, cut to fit, with 

joist headers, and joist ties. 
CROSS BRIDGING — For use betw'een floor joists, cut to 

fit and mitered. 
WALL STUDDING — 2" x 4" on 16" centers, cut to fit. 

Triple studs at all corners of outside walls. Double studs 

around all door and window openings. 
PARTITION STUDDING — 2" x 4" on 16" centers, cut to 

fit. 
FURRING STRIPS — 2" material provided for furring out 

wall for soil pipe. 
WALL AND PARTITION PLATES— 2" x 4" bottom plate 

and double 2" x 4" top plate, cut to fit. 
CEILING JOISTS — 2" x 6" on 16" centers, cut to fit and 

mitered with joist ties. 
RAFTERS — 2" x 6" on 24" centers, cut to fit and mitered. 
RAFTER TIES — In proper size to assure sturdy roof con- 
struction, cut to fit. 
SUB-FLOORING — One inch sheathing lumber laid tight 

and cut to fit. Furnished to lay at right angles to floor 

joists. 
WALL SHEATHING — One inch sheathing lumber cut to 

fit and furnished to apply at right angles to outside 

wall studding. 
ROOF SHEATHING — 1" sheathing lumber, cut to fit and 

laid tight for slate surfaced shingles. 
BUILDING PAPER — Durable High Quality used between 

the sub-flooring and the finish flooring and wall sheath- 
ing and siding or shingles on outside walls. 
ROOF PITCH— 12" run, 9" rise (3^ pitch.) 
EAVES — Type as illustrated in catalog. All materials pro- 
vided necessary for completion. Eave troughs and 

down spouts not furnished. 
ROOF COVERING — Heavy duty 3-in-l thick-butt asphalt 

slate surfaced shingles weighing 210 lbs. per square. 

Necessary flashing included. 
CEILING HEIGHT— 8' 4". 
OUTSIDE WALLS— Choice of Vz" x 8" bevel siding with 

metal corners or artistic pre-stained Red Cedar Shake 

shingles furnished in double course to lay 14" to the 

weather. Undercourse furnished unstained. 
FINISH FLOORING— 25/32" thick having a 23/ 8 " face 

tongued and grooved beautifully grained Clear Southern 

Pine. 
OAK FINISH FLOORING— Can be furnished instead of 

pine at a slight extra charge. Write for prices. 
OUTSIDE FINISH — Furnished in standard lengths and 

widths. Clear grade. Mitered for gables. 
OUTSIDE MOULDINGS — Furnished where required. 
DOOR FRAMES — Cut to fit, lock joint construction — 

bundled — ready to assemble. 
INSIDE DOORS — 2 panel design highest grade Douglas Fir. 

Flush Doors optional at small additional cost. Write for 

prices. 
OUTSIDE DOORS — Front door Style as illustrated. Rear 

door Style No. 8. 
WINDOW FRAMES — Cut to fit, lock joint construction — 
bundled — ready to assemble. 



FLOWER BOXES AND WINDOW SHUTTERS— Furnished 
where shown. 

CLOSET SHELVING AND HOOK STRIP— For ALL closets. 

WINDOWS — All sash glazed with high quality glass. Style 
and size as shown in catalog illustration. 

INSIDE TRIM — Accurately machined Modern narrow 
moulded design with baseboard and base shoe. Beauti- 
fully grained Selected Arkansas Soft Pine. 

ARCHES — Where arches are shown, we will furnish metal 
forms to build a curved plastered arch or if you use wall 
board or plaster board, we will furnish frame and trim 
for a square cased opening. Tell us the kind of material 
you will use when you place your order. 

BASEMENT STAiRS — Furnished as shown in plan, cut to 
fit. and manufactured of the finest quality stock. All 
stairs are cut, and ready to assemble on the job. 

ATTIC ACCESS PANEL — We furnish panelling and inside 
trim for an opening in the ceiling usually placed in the 
hall so you can have access to your attic. 

PLUMBING PANEL — We provide panelling and inside trim 
to arrange a panel giving access to your plumbing in 
your bathroom. 

INSIDE DOOR HARDWARE — Brass finish latest design 
tubular lock sets with sparkling glass knobs. 

OUTSIDE DOOR HARDWARE — Brass finish cylinder lock 
set for front and rear door. Attractive tubular design. 

DOOR BUMPERS — Included for all inside and outside doors. 

DOOR HINGES — Furnished to match other hardware. 

WINDOW HARDWARE — All Check rail windows are 
equipped with genuine Vikre sash holders which hold 
window in any position. Sash locks and sash lifts fur- 
nished. Where a casement window is shown the proper 
casement window hardware is furnished. 

NAILS — Furnished in proper size for all work and in a 
cuantity sufficient to complete the home. 

LOUVRES — Furnished for gables of proper size to provide 
sufficient ventilation. Roof louvers for hip roofs. 

OUTSIDE PAINT — Three coats furnished for all outside 
work. First Quality house paint, furnished in choice of 
colors. Oil, turpentine, putty, etc., furnished in ample 
Quantities. 

INTERIOR WOODWORK FINISH — For all doors, windows 
and interior woodwork, we furnish three coats of quick 
drying spar varnish or three coats of interior semi-gloss 
patnf or three coats of interior high gloss paint. Spec- 
ify type of interior woodwork finish desired when you 
place your order. 

FLOOR FINISH — We furnish three coats of quick drying 
spar varnish. When Oak flooring is ordered we furnish 
natural wood filler and two coats of quick drying spar 
varnish. 

INTERIOR WALLS AND CEILINGS— Because of the many 
kinds of lining materials now used, we have not in- 
cluded any lining materials in our prices. Rocklath, 
plaster, wallboard and plasterboard are available in any 
locality at about the same price. We recommend that 
you secure your lining materials from your local mason 
contractor. 

PLASTER CROUNDS — If you plan to plaster your home, 
tell us when ordering and we will supply plaster 
grounds. Plaster grounds are wood strips furnished to 
nail around all inside door openings and at the base of 
all walls and partitions as a plaster guide for a correct 
plaster thickness. 



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WW AT IQ A r;Onn WOIIQF? There ls no w*»Ht«l» for QUALITY. You have a right 
W n/M ID rV \J\JKJU nUUJD f to expect tha , ^ exce |ience of the design. constructibn 

AND materials in the new home you build will stand up for generations. ALADDIN DESIGN and CONSTRUCTION 
DETAILS insure such permanence, and will meet practically all of the most stringent building codes. The QUALITY of our 
lumber and other materials cannot be exceeded ANYWHERE BY ANYONE. All framing lumber is guaranteed to be 
thoroughly air dried. All exposed lumber inside and outside of your house will be kiln dried, clear and free from knots or 
other defects. Our hardware, paints and varnishes are of top quality. Aladdin houses will qualify under the statement that 
"GOOD HOUSES NEVER GROW OLD." 



YEARS OF SATISFACTION 

December 8, 1952 
I am thinking of building another one of 
your houses. We are still living in the Aladdin 
House we built thirty years ago. 

Mrs. A. H. K. 
Wakefield, Nebr. 



ALADDIN'S SERVICE TO FATHER AND SON 

My Dad built one of your homes years ago. I built one in 1951. 
The quality and service you rendered him 34 years ago held true for 
me when I built my home and I do not hesitate to give my recom- 
mendation to your firm. As a matter of fact, I need do no more than 
show them our home as it speaks for itself. 

The quality, quantity, and service supplied by you for both my 
Father and I was certainly Grade A, No. 1 and far exceeded any- 
thing that can be had locally. 
Del Mar Mr. C. A. M., Attleboro, Mass. 



"Good will is the discretion of a man to return to the place where he has been well treated." — U. S. Supreme Court 
I " < 

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fSS THE ALADDIN COMPANY 

212 DAVIDSON BLDG., BAY CITy, MICHIGAN 

Please send me your NEW 1953 Catalog No. 58 

Name 

Street 

Town 

State 



Expansion Attics- 
Homes That Grow 

The average total first floor space 
of one story homes in this book ap- 
proximates 800 square feet. Expan- 
sion attics as shown here add one- 
half again as much. Attics may be 
finished when building or later. The 
attic bed unit shown at the right 
will be furnished in either single or 
double size. One or both sides of bed 
can be furnished with full length 
closet doors instead of shelves or 
drawers. 





PLAN No. 2 

A few of our plans show a permanent stairway to second 
floor but no materials are included to finish off the second 
floor, unless the floor plan, and specifications state the 
second floor materials are included. In most homes 
valuable attic space is available for future expansion. 

OUR FOLDING STAIRWAY 

Where no stairway is shown in the floor plan it is always 
PLAN No. possible to install a folding stairway, usually in the ceiling 

of the hall. The stairway can be lowered or raised with almost finger pressure. When closed, 
the space is covered with a neat panel. The frame opening in the ceiling is about 26" x 54'. 




PLAN No. 1 



The three suggestions will 
add another 300 or 400 square 
feet of living space to your 
home. You can include in 
your order (if a permanent 
stair to the second floor is not 
included) a folding stairway 
as pictured on this page. Price 
will be given on request. 
When installing this folding 
stairway you are spared the 
present cost of finishing off 
the second-story rooms but 
are in shape to expand at a 
later time at minimum cost. 




PLAN No. 3 BELOW 





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