Patent model for picture frames

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a picture frame for hanging on the wall, combined with a writing desk and toiletries case; the invention was granted patent number 191795. The frame was in the form of a box with compartments for toiletries and writing materials, a central hinged leaf with mirror on one side and a writing surface on the other.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
manufacture, picture frames
date made
ca 1877
patent date
1877-06-12
maker
Murphy, William
Bowers, Sereno A.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.5 cm x 24.5 cm x 30.5 cm; 3 3/4 in x 9 5/8 in x 12 in
ID Number
GA*89797.191795
patent number
191795
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.191795
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
Communications
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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