Patent Model - Improvement in Devices for Supporting Shelves

Maker and role
Matthew Ker (British), Patentee
William Tonks (British), Assignee
Edmund Tonks (British), Assignee
Production date
Sep 12 1876
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Wood, iron
1 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 3/4" (4.4 x 18.4 x 1.9cm)
"My invention consists of the improvements hereinafter described in constructing the supporting-studs of the shelves of book-cases and other shelves, and the parts with which the said studs engage; the object of my invention being so to construct the said studs that their engagement with and disengagement from the fixed part of the case or support may be effected with great ease and rapidity. The said studs have the further advantage that when engaged with the supporting parts they are held very securely in their places." (Patent Number 182,201)
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