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Advert For Heathman's Domestic Extension Ladder

Advert For Heathman's Domestic Extension Ladder

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1888

Shelfmark: Evan.6359

Item number: 6359

Genre: Leaflet

This leaflet is advertising Heathman's Domestic Extension Ladder and features a maid using a ladder to reach the higher shelves in a library. It was fashionable for large Victorian houses to have well stocked libraries, even if the owners didn't actually read the books. Books filled the shelves and were fitted from floor to ceiling and so the only way to reach them to get them out or to dust them was by climbing a ladder like this one.

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