Patent Model - Improvement in Reed-Organ Attachments

Maker and role
Hosea Q. Staples (b.1836, d.1935), Patentee
Production date
Apr 07 1874
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Object detail

Brass, wood
11 3/4 x 9 x 5 1/2" (29.8 x 22.9 x 14cm)
According to the patent “Much annoyance is often experienced by performers upon the cabinet-organ and piano, and also by vocalists who are accompanied by either of the above-named instruments, on account of the lack of sufficient light upon the music.” To solve this problem, Staples designed a small shelf for a lamp that would swing out over the music and provide sufficient light. (Patent Number 149,356)
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