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Andrew J. Sutberland's new fire ladder is wel! known to many Ann Arbor people. The effort to organizo a stock company to carry on its nunufasture has apparently been successful. A meeting will be held in the common ccuncil room this evening for the purpose of organization. There are nearly fifty gentlemen who will be conneoted with the company, among whom are the following : Fred. Schmid, L. Gruaer, Daniel Hiscoek, Charles Hiscock, Mjor Stevens, Frank Allmendinger, Israel Hall, Prof. Henry Wade Rogers, B. J. Conrad, Dr. Breakey, Jacob Schub. & Co., Hutzel Bros., Dr. Kapp, Geo. Soott, Levi Wines, Alvin Wilsey, Prof. Stowell, 1). T. White, M. J. Fritz, Koek & Halier, J. J. Gibson, Oscar O. Sorg. The company will have capital stock to the amount of $100,000. Aun Arbor will get the plant for the manufacture of the ladder for the whole country, and it is exoected that work will begin in January. A model maker of great skill is ready to come on short notice to superintend the work. The company will probably be called the Ann Arbor Fire Ladder and Truck company. In the spring they will probably build a structu-e 40x80 feet well suited to the manufacture of the ladder and truck. This new fire ladder is covered by four pstents. Tho8e who have seen the beautiful model in Mr. Sutherland's possession in Ann Arbor have marveled at its simplicity and compactness, and the ingenuity displayed in its construction. The ladder can be pnt up to a vertical height of 65 feet in 10 seconds, and requires only two men to handle it. A common hand fire ladder requires six to eight men, and it takes 10 minutes to put it up. This ladder folds in three sections, all working with one crank, making it very compact, and the sections all run on wire cables. There seems to be every prospect that a flourishing business will be caarried on in Ann Arbor in making and Sblling this new ladder.


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