Patent Model - Improvement in Fire-Proof Curtains

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William Baker, Patentee
Production date
Jan 30 1877
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Wood, fabric, brass
9 1/2 x 11 x 4" (24.1 x 27.9 x 10.2cm)
Baker's patented curtain is intended for theaters. His objective was "to render the curtain fire-proof for the protection of persons, or whatever may be in front of the curtain from fire, or the smoke or flame thereof when in the rear of it." (Patent Number 186,657)
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