Simplex Patented Ladder,

Simplex Patented Ladder,

England, late 19th century

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Size: 69” x 20¼” x 41½” maximum dimensions • Price: $650

71”-tall ladder with patented Simplex folding mechanism, American, late 19th c. The steps have cast iron supports, details naming “Simplex” and two upright hand supports.

The folding mechanism is fully functional. Excellent condition with patina.

 

Ladder in folded configuration

 

Detail of plaque on side of ladder

 

Detail of plaque at center of folding mechanism

 

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