Patent Model - Portable Commode

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William Baker, Patentee
Production date
Jan 13 1880
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Wood, iron
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 7 3/4" (21.6 x 21.6 x 19.7cm)
Baker's patent provides "a portable seat, under which any ordinary vessel may be used, for the relief of those who may be infirm or otherwise require such convenience." It "consists in arranging a stand of proper proportion and shape, having a seat provided with an opening and shelf at proper distance below to support a vessel, that it may readily and quickly be set up for use or folded closely together for transportation, and be of such size and form that it may be packed in a trunk." (Patent Number 223,574)
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