1875 Article Building Water Damage Flood Control Firefighters Firefighting YSA4


This is an original 1875 one-page black and white print article, with in-text wood engraving illustrations, about an improved floodway for use in buildings and warehouses to remove water from firefighting efforts or bursting pipes. This device was invented by John H. Morrell.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No tears. No water damage. There is a faint wrinkle through the center.

  • Product Type: Original Print Article; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.25 x 15.25 inches; 26 x 39 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of in-text wood engravings and articles from 1875-1881. These historical items highlight the people, places, and the new inventions and advances in technology and science during the Victorian era.



Category: Articles, Collectible Ephemera, YSA4

Type: Original Print Article