Patent Model - Improvement in Combined Lunch-Boxes and Shopping-Bags

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Charles Cobleigh (b.1842, d.1902), Patentee
Production date
Nov 11 1873
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Leather, iron, cork
6 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 5" (16.5 x 24.8 x 12.7cm)
Cobleigh's patent objective is "to provide a simple, compact, and convenient lunch-box and shopping-bag for the use of travelers, excursionists, and parties living so far from their business as to find it difficult to return home at every meal-and also to inclose the said lunch-box with in a package of unique, and presentable form, which may be carried with or without the lunch-box, when shopping, for depositing parcels therein..." (Patent Number 144,385)
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