Patent Model - Improvement in Ticket-Holders
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Onsville Pray, Patentee
Mar 22 1870
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3 3/4 x 8 x 3" (9.5 x 20.3 x 7.6cm)
Pray's patent for a "new and useful invention having reference to Railway-Carriage Seats and Ticket-Holders" provides "an apparatus for holding a fare-ticket in a position where it may be readily seen and punched by a conductor, thus avoiding the usual delays resulting from searches in pockets, bags, or elsewhere for tickets every time a car-conductor may deem it necessary to inspect them." (Patent Number 101,037)
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