Road Scraper Patent Model

Description
John D. Libey of Lima, Indiana submitted this model with his patent for a scraper that received patent number 529,925 on November 27, 1894. Designed for road work, the scraper could be operated by one man. A two-horse team pulled the scraper that picked up a yard of earth and took it away.
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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1894
patent date
1894-11-27
Physical Description
nickel plated (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 in; 45.72 cm
ID Number
MC.311047
catalog number
311047
accession number
136522
patent number
529925
Credit Line
Gift of E. W. Heiss
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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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