Tilton, NH: The Automatic Fire Escape Company, nd c. 1915. First edition. Staplebound Wraps. Small quarto, pp. 7, illustrated with b/w drawings. Very Good. Item #21132
A quick escape from fire in all classes of buildings is imperative. Various kinds of fire escapes, other than the regulation iron ladders attached to buildings, existed at the time, which employed ropes, pulleys, rubber, and elastic seats and springs, but they were not automatic. They required quick thought and action to operate, and people in a burning building are often not clear-headed. With this company's system, all the person had to do was slip the life belt over the shoulders and let the body weight operate the machine. A clever innovation that was indestructable and dependable. This is the first time we've offered anything on fire escapes.