Patent Model - Improvement in Napkin-Holders

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Willard Bundy, Patentee
Production date
Jul 08 1879
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Wood, paper
8 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 2" (21.6 x 13.3 x 5.1cm)
“My invention consists in a napkin-holder formed by the combination of two spring-arms provided with enlarged clamps at one end, a hook at the other end, a ring capable of sliding upon the arms, and a clasp to unite said arms and retain the ring permanently connected thereto…” Bundy also noted that the holder is small enough to fit in a pocket, and can be used “by travelers to suspend hats from racks in railroad cars and in other situations.” (Patent Number 217,264)
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