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An early life preserver...

Item # 622018

March 02, 1816

NEW YORK SPECTATOR, March 2, 1816  Page 3 has an interesting article of a new devise called a: "Life-Saving Mattress" with a prefacing note that it is: "...not only for all the uses of a common mattress, but also for the preservation of life in cases of shipwreck.", followed by: "A Description of the Patent Life-Saving Mattress" (see).
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War