Patent Model - Improvement in Sofa-Bedsteads

Maker and role
Joseph McGrath (b.1843, d.1890), Patentee
Herman Steehn, Assignee
Production date
Aug 25 1874
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Wood, fabric, metal
Measurements
8 15/16 x 10 7/8 x 10 1/8" (22.7 x 27.6 x 25.7cm)
Description
McGrath assigned one-half of his rights to Herman B. Steehn
of same place. His patent related “to that class of bedsteads
known as sofa-bedsteads…whereby the separate parts of
the bed may be folded or unfolded so as to form a single
bed or lounge, or a double bed, as may be desired.” (Patent Number 154,504)
Object number
61.47.837
Currently on display?
Yes

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