[Boston: n. p., ca. 1879]. First edition. Broadside, approx. 8.5 x 5 inches. Illus. Worn, with a few small holes; somewhat toned and a little soiled; in good condition. Item #16126
Manufactured by William M. Allen of Boston, a promotional piece for a simple patent rubber cover for the overflow in a sinnk to save you from "Death from Poisonous Gases," or otherwise to "protect your Children from Diphtheria, Typhoid and other Malarial Diseases." With a press account dated January 25, 1879 on the death of millionaire James S. Rockwell from diphtheria.