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SIMPLEX STEP LADDERS FOR SALE

8 Step Simplex Step Ladder - Stunning

Just become available 
8 Step Edwardian Simplex Step Ladder


Beautiful Edwardian Simplex 7 tread Step ladder Height to the top step 145cms


Short Edwardian Simplex Step Ladder

Item sold

Highly attractive and functional



Some information about Simplex Ladders

Simplex Step Ladders are highly sought after by Interior Designers and decerning home owners, due  to their beautiful appearance and good quality.

Simplex Step Ladders were manufactured by Taylor and Wilson of Clayton, near Accrington Lancashire, a company that was formed in 1866.  The company finally closed the doors of their Royal Mill, in Atlas Street in 1962 


When not is use Simplex ladders will stand upright against a wall

These ladders were produced over many years, however generally the examples I have available are Edwardian.

I have found many ladders that have been cut down, treated or altered, significantly reducing their value and appearance. One way to spot this is to look at the distance of the self acting stop from floor height - If it looks too low the ladder has probably been reduced in height

Others may have been infected with wood worm or been dipped in baths of Caustic Soda, an acid often used to remove paint - a process which reduces the strength of the joints significantly.  Caustic Soda is used in paper making to disolve the glue which binds together wood fibers (Lignin) and is clearly not suitable to use on furniture although it remains a commonly used method. None of my ladders have been treated in this manner nor have they been infected with worm. 





Above & Below - Six tread examples




Simplex hinge and self acting stop


Please enquire about current stock availability
Email: adamsantiques@aol.com
Telephone 07754 288783




Edwardian Simplex Ladder
102cms to the top step



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