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The Rolling Ladder is a beautiful addition to any home or business: it endures the rigors of the industry yet has the grace and beauty of fine furniture. Our famous No. 1 Rolling Ladder is made of best grade red oak or choice of other hardwood such as maple, birch, walnut, cherry, white oak or mahogany. Putnam Rolling Ladders are also used for home libraries, lofts, stock rooms, kitchens, wine cellars, and closets.

To measure for your ladder, provide the vertical measurement from floor to centerline of the track. The ladder will be custom-made for your measurement while accounting for the angle necessary for climbing. Ladders are made for track heights to 157 inches. The tallest we can make is 162 inches.

The top slide fixture, available as either a double wheel (No. 210) or hook (No. 230), permits the rolling ladder to be pulled out at an angle when in use and pushed into a vertical storage position to conserve space. The No. 210 is for a ladder permanently attached to the track whereas the No. 230 is used when a ladder needs to be moved from one section of track to another.

The ladder rolls easily on bottom fixtures (no. 270) available in the stamped steel Regular Style or malleable iron Old Style.

The normal measurements of the No. 1 Rolling ladder are as follows:

  • Height–as required (7″ clearance above the track is required)
  • Steps—4-1/4″ deep
  • Side rails–3-1/4″ deep
  • Outside width–16″
  • Steps are cut a 78-degree angle

As a rule of thumb, the ladder will extend into the room approximately 25% of the height when angled for climbing. When not in use, lift the ladder slightly and push in to a storage position.

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For Lofts

Our “Top Bent” rolling ladder for a loft has extended side rails for holding on when walking into and out of a loft or mezzanine. The bent section normally extends 24″ above the track.


Please see our image Gallery for pictures of our ladders in real applications!