Patent Model - Improved Clothes-Drier

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James Clark, Patentee
Production date
Apr 12 1870
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Wood, brass
9 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/4" (24.1 x 5.7 x 5.7cm)
"The leading feature of my invention consists in the use of a portable hollow post or pillar, arranged to be turned or revolved on its axis, and having within or connected with a vertically-sliding rod so arranged with regard to a cord or other lifter, that the rod may be hoisted until its top shall press against the ceiling, and then secured in that position, thus holding the whole by pressure against the floor and ceiling respectively, whether the ceiling be high or low, the rod being also so arranged with a pivot or journal at its upper end that it shall revolve on its axis when the post is revolved; the post forming the standard for supporting the cross-bars on which the clothes are to be hung." (Patent Number 101,712)
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