Patent Model - Last-Block Fastener

Maker and role
Urias Harvey (b.1834, d.1904), Patentee
Production date
May 11 1880
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Wood, brass
3 x 7 x 2 1/2" (7.6 x 17.8 x 6.4cm)
Harvey's patent "relates to an improvement in last-block fasteners; and it consists in attaching a spring plate in the upper end of the block, and bending the rear end of the plate downward, so as to make it fit in a groove or recess formed in the top of the last, whereby a fastening is formed which will hold the block securely in place, and yet allow it to be removed without the trouble of loosening or moving any parts of the fastening..." (Patent Number 227,429)
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