In the cave of Aladdin Volume 2; a little narrative of the safe deposit vault

ISBN 10: 1236270053 / ISBN 13: 9781236270054
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Sinopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 Excerpt: ...in heroic curative measures is there any hope of good results. If our heroism needs must follow the lines of self-sacrifice, yet we may not flinch from what is clearly a social as well as a personal duty. So keen is the realization of safe deposit companies regarding the danger to citizens of personal custody of valuables, that again and again, free of charge, the Lincoln Safe Deposit Company, for instance, has accommodated travelers with boxes for the safekeeping of money and jewels over-night,--a higher aim than mere financial gain dictating its policy; and it has reaped its reward not only in increase of patronage, but in the knowledge that it has benefited society. Even in case of full price for a box for a day or a week, or for the safe storage of plate and other large articles in the silver and art-departments, the insignificant sum entailed is of infinitesimal consequence when compared with the risk to property and person effaced by it. Thus, to recapitulate,--until the reform of the burglar and the cessation of crime (which cannot be expected in full until our dream of a social millenium comes true), we can cope and resist existing evil conditions alone and only by co-operation with the methods of professional forces officially standing as our protectors,--by exerting increased caution and care regarding personal holdings,--by covering the value of domestic and personal appointments by burglary-insurance,--and last but not least, by depositing in the great security vault and other departments of a safe deposit institution, all valuables not in ordinary usage! Great fires, earthquakes, etc., likewise have their moral for us in this respect, and we cannot consider them too seriously. As far back as 1854, for instance, the destruction of so-called fire...

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