Patent model for leather bound case

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a mail box providing a "strong, light, durable, and convenient box or trunk for the transporation of letters and other matter." The invention was granted patent number 9253.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
case, leather bound
patent model
date made
ca 1870
ca 1880
patent date
1880-06-15
maker
Sherriff, John
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 3/4 in x 8 in x 11 1/4 in; 14.605 cm x 20.32 cm x 28.575 cm
ID Number
1997.0198.18
catalog number
1997.0198.18
accession number
1997.0198
subject
Communications
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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