Patent Model - Improvement in Hooks for Suspending and Exhibiting Sponges

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John Hubbard (Canadian), Patentee
Production date
Apr 21 1874
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Metal, sponges
21 x 17 1/4 x 1 1/2" (53.3 x 43.8 x 3.8cm)
For objects displayed for sale, Hubbard's patent "relates to improvements in hanging sponges and similar articles, and consists in the employment of peculiar-shaped hooked rods or wires, that are to be hooked together and suspended one below another, for the purpose of hanging or displaying sponges, or similar articles, through which each hook is inserted..." (Patent Number 149,863)
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