Patent Model - Improvement in Elevator Towers
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Lemuel Sawyer, Patentee
Apr 04 1876
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Brass, steel, wood, rope
11 3/4 x 4 1/16 x 3 1/4" (29.8 x 10.3 x 8.3cm)
Sawyer's patent named "Aerial Galleries" relates "to a structure for the convenience of persons who wish to view a town and the surrounding country from an elevated stand-point." His intent is to provide "a place where large numbers of people can be safely and expeditiously raised to a sufficiently elevated position to obtain a good view of the city, without the severe toil of climbing..." (Patent #175,765)
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