CHICAGO CLOTHES DRYERS.
When the clothes, boots, and blanket dryers were introduced into the fire department of New York some years ago, the men thought they were more of a novelty than a useful and practical device, and all flocked round to see the wonderful affair in which they could hang their coats, trousers, boots, hats, etc., and come back in a few minutes and find them well dried. The Chicago clothes dryers not only dry the clothing speedily and do away with the hanging of undergarments and clothing about the engine house, but they dry it in a perfectly sanitary way, as especial attention has been given to this by the manufacturers, for which reason these dryers have received the hearty recommendations of many physicians and health departments. The dryers are made of sheet metal and lined with fireproof material, and also have the heating apparatus so constructed that it is absolutely impossible for the clothing or surrounding materials to catch fire. Building departments and architects, therefore, indorse them. These dryers are built of galvanised sheet iron, with several compartments for drying clothing, and are fitted with special hanging arrangement for rubber boots and coats, separate compartment for drying horse blankets, insurance patrol covers, and the like. The heat is supplied by steam, hot air, gas, electricity, or a special heating arrangement, with which they are equipped, so as to be independent of any other system. Every dryer is built from special design, so as to fit most suitably in some convenient space in the fire house. Special information, catalogues, designs, estimates, etc., will he furnished by the Chicago Clothes Dryer Works. 220 West Thirtieth street, Manhattan, New York.