Patent Model - Improvement in Slate-Frames

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William Hersee, Patentee
Production date
Jan 25 1870
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Slate, wood
22 x 17 x 2 1/4" (55.9 x 43.2 x 5.7cm)
Hersee's patent "consists in forming the top and bottom of a slate-frame of thin metal bent in tube form, making a receptacle for pencils, &c., fastened at the four corners of the slate, by means of leather straps, &c...." This makes it "a superior slate for use in schools, academies, and other places, as well as for a business-slate." (Patent Number 99,187)
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