Patent Model - Car-Step

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Benjamin Shelabarger, Patentee
Production date
May 04 1880
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Wood, brass
6 x 6 5/8 x 5 5/8" (15.2 x 16.8 x 14.3cm)
The objective of Shelabarger's patent "is to provide a simple device for extending the steps of passenger-cars, for the convenience of passengers getting in and out of the car, and for protecting at the same time the treads of the permanent steps from sparks, cinders, snow, &c., during the passage of the car from one station to another." (Patent Number 227,310)
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