Patent Model - Improvement in Cradles

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Andrew Reisor, Patentee
Production date
Mar 04 1879
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8 x 8 1/2 x 6" (20.3 x 21.6 x 15.2cm)
“To one end of the cradle, on the under side, is rigidly secured a counter-balance or weight, acting as a pendulum to make the motion steady and uniform, especially when the cradle is operated by clock-work. At the other or head end of the cradle…is rigidly secured an arm or crank, which by a rod, is connected with an arm or crank, attached to the outer end of the shaft, passing through and journaled in the upper portion of the stand. To the inner end of this shaft is attached a fan, which thus, by the rocking
motion of the cradle, obtains a vibrating motion over the head of the cradle, for the purpose of keeping off flies from the child.” (Patent Number 212,982)
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