Patent Model - Combined Book and Slate

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Forrest Shepherd, Patentee
Production date
Nov 02 1858
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7 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 1/4" (18.4 x 12.1 x 0.6cm)
For use in schools, Shepherd's patent "consists in so connecting the slate with the book that the slate (and its back) will form one side of the cover of the book when shut; and when it is open, the book may be opened to any desired page, or portion, while the slate will be directly below it, in a convenient position for use." (Patent Number 21,984)
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