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.

Date Made: ca 1877Patent Date: 1877-06-12

Maker: Bowers, Sereno A.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.191795Patent Number: 191795Accession Number: 089797Catalog Number: GA*89797.191795

Object Name: manufacture, picture framesObject Type: Patent Model

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


Record Id: nmah_998969

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