Patent Model - Improvement in Awnings for Bird-Cages
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Susannah Burton (b.1834, d.1918), Patentee
Mar 06 1877
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Iron, silk. wood
5 x 5 1/2" (12.7 x 14cm)
Susannah Burton's patent "relates to certain improvements in awnings or shelters, such as are employed to protect birds in cages from wind, rain, and particularly from the sun." It "consists in constructing an awning-frame with standards which elevate the awning some distance above the cage, thus providing a free circulation of air through the space above the cage, and not only sheltering the bird from direct action of the sun's rays, but protecting it from the more fatal results of overheating and sun-stroke." (Patent Number 188,100)
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