Lot 622: Frederic Remington

RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:01:21

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Lot 622: ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 6.75, no date. Letter to Joel Burdick, describing and sketching an improved design for a medical stretcher, in part: "I had advice yesterday at David's Island wid [sic] de machine…They like it but suggested two changes…It wants to be cut after a 5 ft 8 inch man or have a system of pins in the bearing irons which will make it adjustable to any man's height—simple. Second, we want it made with a platform, so that a stretcher will set on it and can be taken off at will…then the cross piece must be bent slightly so that the canvas won't fall on it with weight of patient &c…To hell with Germany—I don't see but we can let them do the worrying. We can get this in the European armies all right by trying." Remington adds several diagrams to depict these improvements. In fine condition, with toned adhesive remnants to the lower right corner. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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