Patent Model - Improvement in Door-Mats

Maker and role
John Sargent, Patentee
Wakefield Rattan Company (estab. Circa 1844, closed 1897), Assignee
Production date
Jan 14 1879
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Object detail

Fiber, wool
2 x 8 x 5" (5.1 x 20.3 x 12.7cm)
Sargent's patent "consists in intermingling woolen threads throughout the upper surface of the mat with the strands of coarse vegetable fiber, which are commonly used for forming such upper surface, the object being to unite in one mat the qualities and advantages of a woolen mat and the qualities and advantages of a mat made of hemp or similar vegetable fiber, thereby giving an attractive and ornamental appearance to a durable mat." (Patent Number 211,348)
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