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beautiful and rare 1890's fully functional american industrial swing-out

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all original late 19th century antique american industrial ornamented swing-out cast iron fire house reel bracket fabricated by or for jno. c.n. guilbert (later the cliff & guilbert company) of new york city, ny. the impressive wall-mount bracket contains two opposed flywheels with fanciful spokes that not only appealed to the victorian style, but were curved to ensure the spokes were in compression under a given load. the central hub supporting the flywheels is affixed to a pivoting cast iron bracket with a riveted hinged collar that allows the hose reel to swing 180 degrees. the stationary backplate or fixed bracket contains four screw holes for mounting purposes. remarkably, the original beveled edge wood panel with a darkly stained finish remains intact with original wood screws. perhaps even more remarkable is the original red paint finish that has not been cleaned retouched or altered in any way. the discolorations and sporadic loss of paint is consistent with age. maker markings, in the form of deeply embossed lettering, runs along outer rim of the flywheel. at the time of production patents - design or otherwise, had been applied for, but not awarded. the hose bracket was known as the "abc" reel. together, it remains structurally sound and fully functional. small crack on flywheel that does not affect function. see photos.
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399 EUR

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