Patent Model - Improvement in Street-Pavements
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Ira Merchant, Patentee
Jan 22 1878
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1 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 12" (3.8 x 29.8 x 30.5cm)
Merchant's patent "relates to improvements in the class of pavements for streets, turnpike and other roads covered with broken or other hard and durable stones, and more particularly to that class of pavements in which certain portions of the same are especially adapted to bear the weight of carriages or other vehicles and receive the action of the wheels; and the invention consists, essentially, in street-pavements having one or more tracks formed of stones laid lengthwise of the street, for bearing the weight of vehicles and receiving the action of the wheels,..." (Patent Number 199,562)
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