WAREROOMS OF ALBERT F. ALLEN, PROVIDENCE R.I.

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Warerooms of Albert F. Allen, Providence R.I.

Wood engraving, 1872.
Image size 4 1/4 x 6 3/4" (10.8 x 17.2 cm).
Good condition with modern handcolor.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 97536
Price: $50.00
Publisher :
From "Great Industries Of The United States" by Horace Greeley.

In his book, Greeley describes the establishment as: "Here a fire department can find everything needed for their purposes, from a steam fire engine down to a hose wrench. Mr Allen has himself done much to improve the appliances in use by the fire department, and having practical experience of what was needed to perfect the arrangements for subduing a conflagration, he has turned his inventive abilities towards supplying them, and has succeeded, though still a young man, in establishing for himself a reputation as the leading inventor of the country in this department..."
18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - United States , Rhode Island