SUPER RARE!! INTACT BROWDER LIFE SAVING MACHINE LOOK!!!

***************FRESH FROM A CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA ESTATE*******************************************

THIS LOT CONSISTS OF A SUPER RARE FIRE FIGHTING ITEM THAT WHEN I GOOGLED IT I COULD NOT FIND ANOTHER ONE FOR SALE, BUT DID FIND THAT THERE ARE A FEW OF THESE ITEMS IN LESSER CONDITION IN MAJOR FIRE FIGHTING MUSEUMS!!!!

THIS STEEL LEATHER AND CANVAS FIRE "NET" MEASURES ABOUT 109 INCHES ACROSS WITH THE CANVAS "NET" BEING ABOUT 102 INCHES ACROSS.IT IS BOLDLY MARKED : THE BROWDER LIFE SAVING MACHINE MFG. BY THE COREY-PATTERSON COMPANY GREENFIELD OHIO U.S.A.

OTHER THAN AN 8 INCH CANVAS TEAR AS SEEN IN THE LAST SCANNED PHOTO I WOULD RATE THE APPARATUS AS IN GOOD TO GOOD PLUS CONDITION.

WHEN I GOOGLED THE COMPANY I FOUND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

The Browder Life Saving Machine, is a net 9 to 9 ½ feet in diameter. It was used to catch individuals unable to escape through regular means during a fire. People would jump from as far as three to four stories into the net to escape.

Thomas F. Browder, a Civil War Soldier and business man, was born in Greene County, Ohio June 14, 1847.

After attending school, he took one course at Forest Home College. In 1864 he enlisted in Company C, 60 th Regiment Ohio volunteer infantry for three years or the war. On May 9 th at Spottsylvania, he was shot through
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