VERY EARLY ORIGINAL CAST IRON MANHOLE, WELL OR EXTERIOR VAULT LIGHT COVERWEIGHS APPROX. 35 POUNDS AND IS 18.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER COVER READS " BROWN BROTHERS 224 & 226 MONROE ST. CHICAGO. PAT'D NOV. 12' 45 & MAR. 27' 55". THE DATES ARE EARLY 1845 & 1855. NOTE SMALL CHIP AT EDGE OF COVER AND PRISMATIC GLASS COVERS MISSING. GOOGLE SEARCH FOR COMPLETE BROWN BROTHERS INFORMATION: "HISTORIC PRISM GLASS COMPANIES OF THE UNITED STATES"
''Sole Manufacturers of Hyatt's Patent Prismatic "Cement" and "Lead Band" Sidewalk Lights and Vault Lights, Floor Lights, Sky Lights, and Vessels' Deck Lights.''N. W. Corner of Clinton and West Jackson Sts., Chicago, Illinois 224 & 226 Monroe St. Timeline: "Established in Chicago, A.D. 1860" Broadsheet dated 1880 Invoice dated 1882 Edwin Lee Brown, President V. Reifsnider, Secretary and Treasurer J. D. Richards Brown Brothers Sidewalk & Vault Lights Broadsheet Brown Brothers Vault Lights Invoice · Otis Round cover , Bethlehem, PA (Drainspotting) The Inter-state Exposition Souvenir: Containing a Historical : "Brothers, (Edwin Lee Brown, Successor and Proprietor,) cor. Clinton and Jackson streets, Chicago. Sidewalk and Vault Lights, Floor, Roof, and Vessels' Deck Lights. This exhibition comprised Hyatt's patent "lead bund" and "cement" prismatic vault lights, which are ... read more