An oak and pine library ladder with leather or vinyl studded rest.
Made by Drew Clark and Co with five steps, labelled “Drew Clark & Co, Ltd. Diamond Ladder Works, London E10”, inscribed in black ink stamp “Diamond” and stamped “693536” to the side and with round bakerlite label with “22” written on the back of the leather / vinyl rest.
English early 20th Century £150
152cm / 60″ high
46cm / 18″ wide
8cm / 3″ deep
Provinance Christies sale 5598 24th March 2004 The Chistopher Howe sale.
Drew Clarke and Co of Diamond Patent Ladder Works, Leyton, London, E10. Telephone: Leytonstone 2246. Telegraphic Address: “Druanklark, Leystone, London”
1901 Company founded.
1907 Moved to Leyton.
1937 Listed Exhibitor – British Industries Fair. “Diamond” Patent Extension Ladders, Steps, Trestles, etc., for all purposes.