Patent Model - Improvement in Fire-Escapes

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Franklin Mankin, Patentee
Production date
Nov 04 1879
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Iron, wood, leather
11 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4" (27.9 x 14 x 8.3cm)
Mankin's patent "relates to certain new and useful improvements in the construction of that class of devices known as 'fire-escapes', made portable, by means of which the inmates of a building can lower themselves without danger from the upper floors of a building, should such be necessary, owing to other avenues of escape being cut off." (Patent Number 221,332)
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