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J. MERRILL RICHARDS
Manufacturers of Sidewalk Lights and Glass Roofs
119-122 West First Street
RICHARDS' "UNITY" PERMANENT SIDEWALK LIGHTS and GLASS ROOFS, Standardized Constructions.
For Magnalite Obscuring Glass, see page B1737.
Shield Protected Glass Constructions
Sidewalk Lights—Double reinforced concrete and glass construction, with glass set into hot-dip galvanized cast iron protecting shields with elastic material. 2¾-in. diameter round, and 3½-in. square glass units.
Glass Roofs—8¼-in. square, ½-in. thick wired glass set into hot-dip galvanized shield with elastic material. Glass roofs are effective in barrel arches as shown below. They can be installed on flat pitch in interior courts or on roof to keep skylight off the skyline.
Advantages of Shield Constructions
Shields protects the glass from all compression in the top of the slab, eliminating glass breakage, even in marquises.
Glass broken by accident can be replaced in a moment's time by unskilled labor, making no unsightly repair patch.
There is no leakage.
Five-year glass guarantee.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
R. CLIPSTON STURGIS, Architect
Specifications for Shield Constructions
Sidewalk Light—Shall be Richards' "Unity" Construction using (2¾-in round or 3½-in. square glass) set into hot-dipped galvanized cast iron shields with elastic compound.
Glass Roofs—Shall be Richards' "Unity" Construction with 8¼-in square ½-in. thick wire glass set into hot-dipped galvanized cast iron shields with elastic compound.
This contractor shall furnish written guarantee to maintain the construction against faulty materials and workmanship and any leakage caused by such for a period of one year.
Glass for replacement shall be furnished owner, free of cost f.o.b. factory, over a period of five (5) years for units broken by any cause outside of fire and accident.
List of Installations