Patent Model - Crock Bail or Handle

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Benjamin Goodyear, Patentee
Production date
Aug 31 1880
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Brass, copper, wood
7 x 4 x 2 1/2" (17.8 x 10.2 x 6.4cm)
Goodyear's invention consists "of a stout wire bail bent in the shape of a figure 8, and having a curved clamp on each end, so that the said clamps shall be in a horizontal plane and with their concave faces opposite each other, in order that when said clamps are applied to the opposite sides of a crock or other object they will grasp said crock or other object with a pressure dependent upon the upward pull exerted on the upper loop, which forms the handle of the device." (Patent Number 231,791)
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