Patent Model - Improvement in Folding Settees
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Henry Morse (b.1840, d.1930), Patentee
L. Morse & Son (estab. 1865), Assignee
Jan 31 1871
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5 x 12 x 2 1/2" (12.7 x 30.5 x 6.4cm)
Morse's patent is for an "Improvement in Settees for use in Vestries of Churches and Public Halls..." His improvement "consists in setting the front and rear legs, respectively, in cylindrical girders nearly as long as the seat in such a manner that each set of legs shall form a frame independent of the seat or other set of legs, and securing said frames to the front and rear edges of the under side of the seat in such a manner that they may both be folded up under the seat, the legs in either frame being so arranged that one set will fold within the other, so that both sets will occupy no more depth of space than one would." (Patent Number 111,371)
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