Ca. 1875. Wood block illustrated large broadside, showing the many wonderful uses of this versatile water pump, from watering plants and destroying plant pests, cleaning windows, clearing blockages in aqueducts and pipes, and extinguishing house and steamboat fires.
Wood block illustrations include a man cleaning a tall window at the same time as a small girl waters her flowers, a fountain pump putting out a fire in Medway, Mass., a farmer in Mechanics Falls, Maine using the pump to clear a water line to a cattle trough, and an illustration of the pump, with the patent date of Sep. 20 1870.
The broadside has printed testimonials and lists of national awards: Bronze medal Awarded Sept., 1874; Gold Medal Awarded at Selma Exposition; and Fortieth Exhibition of the American Institute, New York City.
[with] A double sided advertising handbill touting the use of the portable pump for spraying and protecting fruit trees. 7 x 12", small chip upper right corner.
Tall 4to (13 1/2 x 12"), folds to 6 1/2 x 12". Period folds flattened. Very good condition. Item #24699