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The Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
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Berlin Iron Bridge Co.. The Berlin Iron Bridge Co. - Page 99. 1889. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 7, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/621/show/588.

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Berlin Iron Bridge Co.. (1889). The Berlin Iron Bridge Co. - Page 99. Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/621/show/588

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Title The Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Publisher U.S.A: The Company
Date 1889
Description A 131-page booklet published in 1889 called “The Berlin Iron Bridge Co.” by the namesake title based out of East Berlin, Connecticut. Content includes illustrations of numerous bridges and architectural drawings of bridge components with accompanying text.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Iron and steel bridges
  • Iron, Structural
  • Iron and steel bridges--Design and construction
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • catalogues
  • architecture
  • bridges
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Physical Description 131 page pamphlet
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  • Text
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Original Item Location TG380 .B47 1889
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b5572449~S11
Digital Collection Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please cite the item using the citation button.
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Title Page 99
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Transcript THE BERLIN IRON BRIDGE COMPANY, These Illustrations were taken direct from Photographs, The town of Litchfield, Conn., at an expense of several thousand dollars, lately completed a new town and county court house, which is shown in the cut below. The building was constructed entirely of wood, except in the center there was a brick vault for storing town records. The openings to this vault were protected by corrugated iron fire proof doors, furnished by The Berlin Iron Bridge Company. The view on the right shows the ruins after the fire. The letter which we received a few days after the fire from the architect, Robt. W. Hill, Esq., of Waterbury, Conn., explains how the doors protected the vault. AFTER THE FIRE. BEFORE THE FIRE. The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn. : Waterbury, Conn., August 17, 1888. Dear Sirs:—I have just returned from Litchfield, Conn., where I examined the ruins of the new court house. The court house has been entirely consumed by fire, and nothing is left standing but two chimneys and the two brick vaults, which were built to preserve the town and county records. The doors on the vaults, which were furnished by your company, protected them perfectly. The vaults being new, no records had yet been placed in them, but the inside wood-work and some yellow pine shavings lying on the floor were unscorched. The outside doors are of course more or less warped and burned, but the inside vestibule doors are unharmed, the paint not being blistered; in fact they are in as good condition as when they were put in, and will be used again, and with some repairs, the outside doors can be used again. I have never seen a corrugated iron box door of any kind exposed to so severe a heat as this, and shall have no hesitation hereafter in recommending your corrugated iron doors for fire proof vaults. I consider this a very severe test, as the building was entirely of wood, and very heavily timbered. Yours very truly, ROBERT W. HILL, Architect. EAST BERLIN, CONNECTICUT, U. S. A.