Lot 181: L.A. firehouse roll book 1917

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Lot 181: Author: N/A; Title: Roll Book for Engine Co. 8, Los Angeles Fire Department; Place Published: Los Angeles; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1917-1918; Description: Approx.168 pages, lined paper forms filled out in ink and pencil. 26x20 cm (10 ¼x7¾"), original cloth lettered "Roll Book" in gilt, rebacked and recornered with modern leather.The original manuscript roll book kept at a Los Angeles fire station, recording the days and hours worked by the various firemen, the pay schedule, equipment and chemicals used, etc. On the front endpaper are written the names and addresses of the firemen, sometimes the phone numbers, and in many cases whom to notify in case of emergency (wife or mother). A fascinating record of the day-to-day workings of a firehouse in one of the major U.S. cities in the early 20th century. Condition: Very good condition. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $500-800
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