Library Ladder, 127" Oak, Rolling, With Straight Track and Hardware, Cotterman



This is "The Cotterman #1" straight-side, oak, track ladder with iron rolling hardware. This ladder was manufactured in the 1940's by Cotterman Company in Chicago, Illinois. It has 12 steps with non-slip tread. Included with the purchase of this ladder is an iron track (lengths vary, please inquire), 2 stops, and 4 mounting brackets.

This ladder was salvaged from a local department store that has closed after 44 years of operation in the Roanoke Valley.

Condition: Solid, good condition with surface scuffs and finish wear as expected with age and use. NOTE: One of the remaining ladders in stock is missing a wheel and an incomplete bracket set; this ladder will be discounted.

Weight: 34 lbs.
Overall Measurements: 126.5(L) x 25.25(W) x 9(H) [not including track]

History: Cotterman Company was established in 1925 as I.D. Cotterman Company, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The core product was rolling wood track ladders. In the mid 1940’s, I.D. Cotterman introduced the rolling steel warehouse ladder, a form of rolling staircase designed to access nearly anything out of reach in industrial or commercial environments. Gradually rolling ladders became the core product line and Cotterman became the brand the industry associated with quality rolling ladders.

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