Louisville Stack Ladder
5’ base (1)
5’ center (2)
4’ center (2)
4’ base (1)
4’ v groove top (1)
21’-22’ total height
5 + 5 + 5 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 27
Subtract 1’ for every section stacked
27 - 5 = 22
Located in San Diego for local pickup only.
These are antiques, not sure i’d use them but they are cool
January 27, 2018, 2:00pm
WOW ! Those look like a first generation sectional ladder.
How old are these ? Just Curious.
I’d use em if they are whole. Just had a friend in San Diego too, damnit.
No pointed top section renders the set almost useless. That modified top section made from a middle section would be unsafe to set up on one ladder rail at an angle to the building in my opinion. If you can’t set the ladder up at an angle on one ladder rail you’d be better off just using a traditional extension ladder square with the wall.
In the beginning all tops of piece ladders were made from manufacturer with that design.
It took the users to figure out how it needed to be changed for future manufacturing for safer and more practical use.
@JaredAI and @HE_MAN who see a need and act on it.
Pointed window cleaners ladder have been around since before World War One in 1917. Here’s a picture of women window cleaners using pointer ladders while the men were away fighting the war.
Notice these ladders predate the modern squeegee. Back in the day they used a bucket of water a sea sponge and a leather chamois, A pointer ladder doubles your reach. That’s one of its benefits.
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The top section is not modified. It is an original top section with a V groove so that it can be placed at an angle just like the top section that you posted a picture of.
Well, it’s not exactly like the one in pic u posted but it’s similar with that feature.
I actually would prefer a pointer ladder like they use in Europe. I’d love to know why metallic ladder company chose to make their American ladders less pointed.
EUROPEAN STYLE POINTER
AMERICAN STYLE SECTIONAL
January 27, 2018, 5:53pm
And then the squeegee came along and all the stodgy wc’ers dissed it because it wasn’t trad.
True. It’s not as pointed as I would like. Personally i prefer alacos. I have a 7’ alaco top that’s pointier than an alaco 6’ top. These Louisville Stacks are just some extras I have laying around taking up space
But those UK ladders are cool. Like the Ramsay ladders much?
Isnt the more pointed the less stable?
Possibly the attempt is to keep the point as minimal as possible with keeping as much stability as possible.
More stable when only one ladder rail is touching the building.
Since these are used both on corners and on flat surfaces, is it possible when designed the most stable method to accommodate both uses was thought about?
Also changed in time with the style of buildings being built.
Look at the style of the older pictures, brick built structures. Not the same as todays use as much.
The tapered tops are great as intended on corners but when used on flat its only 3 points of contact which isnt as stable as 4 points.
Your pic shows a ladder being used the wrong way, wasnt designed so yes it isnt stable or smart
Every window I’ve ever cleaned on a New England home has had a frame and every frame has a corner to rest the ladder tip against.
I almost NEVER set the ladder under the window like an extension ladder. Traditional stack ladder set up has always been in the top half of the window on the frame at an angle to the wall.