Patent Model - Improvement in Wagons for Advertising

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George Thompson, Patentee
Production date
Jun 02 1868
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Brass, cardboard, paper, steel, string, wood
10 x 10 x 7" (25.4 x 25.4 x 17.8cm)
Thompson’s stated that “the nature of my invention consists in having a vertically-arranged revolving reel upon the periphery of which transparent signs for advertising are placed, so that when a light is placed within and the wagon is set in motion at night the signs are illuminated and are revolved by the motion of the wagon…” (Patent Number 78,552)
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