Patent Model - Seat

Maker and role
Henry Hale, Patentee
Production date
Jun 13 1882
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Object detail

Wood, iron
1 1/2 x 8 x 4" (3.8 x 20.3 x 10.2cm)
In his patent Hale explained: "I am aware that use has heretofore been made of several transverse rows of springs and a flexible fabric situated above all of the rows of springs and slats extending the full length of the frame above the springs, such construction being shown in my patent for bed-bottoms, No. 160,185, dated February 23, 1875; but the devices there shown are not of such nature as to provide a seat with several independent sections which can be pressed downward or rocked laterally independently of each other. To produce a seat of the character at which I aim, these characteristics are necessary." (Patent Number 259,533)
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