You name it, you could probably find it in the Sears Roebuck Catalog and that's because you needed to. Linda Graham, Owner of Sheffel's Toys in Jacksonville, says "People in rural areas...this was all they had. My mom bought an old press washer...some of the old diehards...found things only Sears would carry."
How about plans to build a home. The Nunan Estate blue prints came straight from the Sears catalog. You could buy cars or electronics...but you better have the money.
Forget online Shopping or even roaming through a toy store at Christmas...back in the day you searched and circled items in the Sears catalog. Graham said "We circled them when we were allowed...made paper dolls out of them...you even had many people who had outhouses and the catalog worked very, very well for that utility."
Expense and modern conveniences slowly killed the catalog...but not before it modernized the West.