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Child's Chair Patent Model

Child's Chair Patent Model

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Description
Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 104,517) of a child's combination potty and rocking chair made by Abraham Henry Wehser of San Francisco, CA, and patented on June 21, 1870. Consists of an exposed-frame, balloon-back, open armchair upholstered in faded, ribbed fabric and nailed-on gimp trim; D-shaped seat with central circular opening is on an enclosed, conforming base painted "A. H. WEHSER." in white across front with hinged door at back. Two, inset, hinged pins on underside of base fit into the rockers; two flat braces are screwed into its back corners. Missing tray or toy holder that rested on the arms, seat hole cover and rockers. No patent tag.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
chair, potty, child's; patent model
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
1870
patent date
1870-06-21
maker; inventor
Wehser, Abraham Henry
place made
United States: California, San Francisco
associated place
United States: California, San Francisco
Physical Description
mahogany (chair frame and base material)
silk (upholstery material)
brass (hardware material)
paint (maker's mark material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/4 in x 4 7/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 12.3825 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
1999.0090.02
accession number
1999.0090
catalog number
1999.0090.02
patent number
104,517
subject
Children
Furniture
Patent Models
Personal Hygiene
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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