Slide Down Ropes to Safety in New Life Saving Device (Dec, 1932)

Slide Down Ropes to Safety in New Life Saving Device

THAT life saving equipment need not be elaborate and expensive effectively to remove people from a burning building is demonstrated in the introduction in Germany of a new device called the “servitor.”

The contraption consists of nothing more than a pair of stout ropes which are hooked to a window frame and down which the victim slides to safety.
This sliding is performed in a special gadget having a couple of handles, as illustrated in the photo at the left. A life belt is strapped about the victim’s middle to insure a comfortable trip earthward.

Tests proved that 30 persons can be rescued in 12 minutes.

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