LAW'S IMPROVED FIRE ESCAPE PATENTED JANUARY 19, 1861. Approved by the "Superintendent of Buildings" of the City of New York. [Caption title].

New York: Dodge & Grattan, [1861]. Pictorial broadside with typographical border, some edge tears or chips. 39 x 30.5 cm. Wonderfully illustrated large broadside advertisement, offering city and state rights for sale. "This Fire Escape, which consists of a Fire Proof Ladder and Safety Tube made of chains or wire rope, with iron be fastened at both top and bottom, so that by means of a rachet wheel and pall it can be made taut and steady...To the underside of this Ladder is attached a strong canvas tube...through which valuable articles, and even children and timid persons may be passed to the ground is perfect safety. The Ladder and Tube are wound upon a reel when not in use...." Item #64349

Price: $350.00

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