Combination Ladder Company
The Combination Ladder Company, of which C. N. Richardson is proprietor, has leased quarters in the Woolworth building, and will make its headquarters there after May 1. The business of this company has expanded so during the past few years that its present home in Park place is becoming far too small; and, with a view to accommodating his growing trade, Mr. Richardson avails himself of the opportunity to secure more space in this world-renowned structure. Development in the manufacture of ladders has kept abreast with the development of every other enterprise, and the ladder of bygone days is not what it is to-day. With the erection of tall buildings has come a need for improved means of outside ascension in cases of fire, and the Combination Ladder Comnany is meeting this demand.
Granville H. Cloyes, for many years chief of the fire department at Newton, Mass., died last week aged 75 years. In 1870 Cloyes was first elected to the board of engineers as the fourth assistant. In 1871 he was promoted to second assistant. He first became chief engineer in March. 1881. serving for two years. In 1883 exChief Littlefield was re-elected, but in 1884 Chief Cloyes was returned and served until the Democratic year of 1892, when he was succeeded by Captain B. A. Norton.