Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 10 07:16:15 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 2:21 AM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at> wrote:
> I found "tape ladder" in The Strand Magazine (December 1893) ad for Venetian
> Blinds, posted separately under "Cold Peace". The object does /resemble/ a
> ladder--_it's essentially the two vertical fabric contrivances into which the
> horizontal slats are inserted to form Venetian blinds_.

Were you, by chance, born after, let's say, 1950, Victor? ;-)

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