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ANB BUILDERS' GUIDE.
Vol. IV. . No. 13.] jglW YORK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, i869. [Whole No. 91.
DUN, BARLOW: & CO.
R. a. DUN & CO.
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DUN, BARLOW & CO.,
335 Broadway, New Yorlc.
Patented September 22d, 18G8.
REVOLUTION IN TIIE SYSTEM OP ILLUJriNATING OF¬
FICES, BANKS, CHURCHES, RESTAURANTS, DWEL¬
LINGS, STEAJIBOATS, AND RAILROAD CARS; ALSO
g FOR SIGNAL LIGHTS ..VND LAilTERNS.
INCREASED LIGHT O? EXQUISITE SOFTNESS.
BEAUTIFlJIi COMBINATION OF COIiORS.
Augmented Translucency without Transparency.
IF FRACTURED, CHEAPLY REPAIRED.
;Seo srticlos in "Scientific American," Oct. 16 and 23,'1SC9.-
For further particulars address
VICTOR E. MAUGER, 110 Reade St., N". Y.
CNEW;i.YORK STONE WORKS.
^OflSce, 75 William St., New York.
^irst Premium at the Exhibition of the American.
.^ Institute, 1809. i
Tbe attention of Architects, Builders, and the public is.
called to our ARTIFICIAL STONE, BROWN STONE'
TILES, for court-yards and areas.
Sidewalks, in ono piece of any length.
ilENOLiTHio Flooes, for ccllars, factories, and' stables.;
HotrsE Feonts, in Brown, Nova Scotia, and Ohio Freo
Stone, plain and highly ornamented .3
Coping, a new pattern, improved. I. ;
CuEBiNG, any length, in one piece.' f
Oenajiests and Statues, for gardens and cemeteries.
"We guarantee the durability and strength of our Aeti-
riciAi. Stoke, and refer to Messrs. Fitzpatrick, Donnely,'
■ Disbrow, Wliitfield, Coburn, Spratt, builders, and many
other gentlemen in the building trade. The price of our
material is from 25 to 75 per cent, cheaper than any cut
stone in this market. Send for price-list to 75 William'
BANDMAN, HOLLMAN & CO, ,
, GEO. P. FOX'S SONS,
No.-47 Amity St., three blocks from Broadway,
T A I L O H. S ,
and Importers of
FINE FOREIGN CLOTHS AND FABRICS.
WORTiSY OF THE NAME.
ALFEED IVEES' PATENT ANTI-FEEEZING, SELF-
' ACTING, INODOEOUS WATER-CLOSET.
Cannot freeze, leak or become ofiansive. Eequires no
human aid in its operation. Keeping perfectly clean with
half tho water that must leak from all other Water.
ALFEED ITERS, Plumber, 310 Fourth Avanuo.
Testimonials from celebrated citizens who l)avo patron¬
ized our establishment will attest our claims in the above
Save Thirty per cent, by walking three blocks from
AIiI. GARMENTS WARRANTED.
ACKERMAN & BORKEL,
Galvanized Iron Cornices and
SLATE AND METAL ROOFERS,
No. 143 V70RTH STREET, NEW YORK.
GALVANIZED IRON GUTTERS of all sizes con¬
stantly on hand, and for sale to tho trado in qnantities to
suit, in lengths, or put together.
Jons n, AusTEX, Auctioneer.
HAZARD, APTHORP & CO.,
Real Estate Brokers and Anctioneers,
110 BroadTvay, Neiv York,
Will sell at auction, at the Real Estate Salesroom, 111
Broadway, every description of
REAL ESTATE, CITY AND COUNTRY.
New Yoek Office, 110 Beoadwat ; Bostos Ottice,
Boston Post Boilding; Newport, Bellkvitb ATiKint.
THE UNDEESIGNED HAVING RECEIVED
letters-patent, dated May 25th, 1S69, for their im¬
provement in the fronts ofbuildings, nre now prepared to
grant licenses to founders and builders intending to mako
Apply to our Patent Attorney, T. D. Stetsox, 6 Tryon
Kow, New York.
NATH. J. BUECHELL.
The undersigned is prepared to construct fronts on this
plan in the best manner and at tbe shortest notice. Has a
stock of patterns and machinery for finishing.
Apply at the Foundry, corner of Quay and Washington
streets, Greenpoint. •
City op New Yoek, Depaetmext of Finamce, ^
BtjEEAir OP TUE Eecziveb of Taxes, /
CooET-HonsE, Paek, f
No. 32 Chambers street, Novomber 5,1869. )
TO TAXPAYERS.—NOTICE IS HEREBY
given that one per cent, will bo added to ail taxes
unpaid on the 1st December; also, an additional ono per
cent, on December 15. On all taxes remaining unpaid on
January 1, interest at the rate of twelve per cent, per «n-
ntam, calculated from tho day tho books were received by
the Receiver of Taxes to tho day of payment, will b«
added. No money will be received after two o'clock, p.m.
Offico hours from S to 2 p.m.i
BERNARD SMYTHE, Eeceiver.
' HEALEY IRON VoRKS,
Corner Nortli Foart5i and FlftU Streets,
IROM WQTmK for buildings.
SILLS, LINTELS, COLUMNS. GIRDERS. AND
EVERY STYLE OF RAILING.
J. I. & J. P. HEALEY.