Patent Model - Bill-File

Maker and role
Gilbert Thompson, Patentee
Gilbert Thompson, Assignor
John Lang (b.Circa 1839, d.1913), Assignee
Production date
Dec 14 1880
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Tin, steel
Measurements
10 x 4 3/4 x 9 5/8" (25.4 x 12.1 x 24.4cm)
Description
Thompson's invention "relates to a sheet-metal box or case for inclosing the file-holder, or keeping the files or papers free from dust and from being injured by vermin or water, and constructed so that the file-holder can be readily suspended in position for a convenient examination of the files, and automatically locked in the box by means of a spring-catch, to allow of the box being pitched from a window in case of a fire without injuring or losing the files from the box..." (Patent Number 235,394)
Object number
2015.14.3291a,b
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No

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