Weber Road Scraper

Description
George J. Weber submitted this model for an “improvement in wheeled scrapers” that received patent number 216,588 on June 17, 1879. The road scraper was horse drawn and self-dumping.
As the good roads movement gathered strength in the 1890s, a host of patent applications were received for machines that, using horses, helped maintain the surfaces of the nation's roadways.
date made
1879
patent date
1879-06-17
inventor
Weber, George J.
associated place
United States: Missouri, Boonville
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
ID Number
MC.329174
catalog number
329174
accession number
277275
patent number
216,588
Credit Line
Gift of Society for the Oldest Inhabitants of Washington, D.C.
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
America on the Move
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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