Patent Model - Improvement in Trunks

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Richard Johnson, Patentee
Production date
Mar 10 1874
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Leather, wood, paper
4 1/2 x 7 x 5 1/4" (11.4 x 17.8 x 13.3cm)
Johnson's invention "relates to trunks for traveling and packing purposes; and the invention consists, first, in the combination, in an oval trunk, of staves and joint-battens with an open rim, a rabbeted bottom, and bracing bearer-tired, to bind, brace, and hold the staves and battens firmly together, and render the open-rim and stave trunk strong and durable..." (Patent Number 148,464)
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