Patent Model - Improvement in the Construction of Trunks and Valises

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Mathias Steiner, Patentee
Production date
Dec 20 1837
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Leather, brass
9 x 17 x 8" (22.9 x 43.2 x 20.3cm)
Steiner's patent "consists in connecting the iron frame A...with the iron frame B of the bottom at the back by means of a metallic hinge e, riveted or otherwise fastened to said frames..." It "is rendered perfectly tight and proof against the entrance of water and dust by forming a channel E around the underside of the top frame by means of riveting another plate F around the inside of the frame..." (Patent Number 520)
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