Patent Model of a Book Holder

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for a stand to hold large books such as dictionaries, open or closed; the invention was granted patent number 239055.

Description (Brief)

LaVerne Noyes (1849-1919) started his career in the manufacture of agricultural machinery. After taking out this patent, he made a successful market of wire book holders for some years. Later he became interested in windmills and their potential for generating electricity, and set up the Aermotor Company for the production of steel windmills. Electricity generated by a rooftop windmill lit the New York office of Aermotor in 1895.

Date Made: ca 1881Patent Date: 1881-03-22

Maker: Noyes, La Verne W.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.22840Patent Number: 239055Accession Number: 249602Catalog Number: 22840GA*22840

Object Name: manufacture, book holderObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 27.8 cm x 20.6 cm x 20.2 cm; 10 15/16 in x 8 1/8 in x 7 15/16 in


Record Id: nmah_998726

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