The Parisian Portable Alarum [Alarm],Sonnerie Tres-Bruyante, Indispensible for Travellers, the Clergy...and all whose professional pursuits require occasionally very early rising. Sold Wholesale and Retail, by William S. Adams, Furnishing Ironmonger, 57, Haymarket, London.
Letterpress broadside advertisement label/handbill, for a wind-up mechanical alarm. Sheet 115 x 195mm, 4½ x 7¾".
The application for the "wind up alarm clock" including specific 'Directions for Use' are printed in a way that means this leaflet might have been inserted into the box or packaging with the product.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16457] £95.00