Title [Trade Catalogue] Police Signal Telegraphs. The Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Co, 1 1/2 Barclay Street, New York.
Binding Illustrated wrappers
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher New York (and Boston) The Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Co.
Seller ID 005826
N.d., circa 1889. (There are dates for testimonials ranging from 1886 to 1889.) 4to. 27 by 17.5 cm. 26 pp. Catalogue showing various telegraph/telephone systems, then a recent addition to the policing toolkit. These include a lamp post box, a wall box, a signal box. Also promoted are patrol wagons. Described are the virtues of police signal telegraphs, its purpose and uses. The company's products are shown in copious illustrations. Listed are the cities that had bought from the company, and nine pages are devoted to testimonials. Scarce catalogue, with only physical copy of this catalogue shown on OCLC at Harvard. (There are a few digital versions, and a few copies of other catalogues issued by the company.)