Patent Model - Improvement in Camp-Bedsteads
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William Shaw, Patentee
James Stalcup, Patentee
Sep 10 1850
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Cedar (visual), brass, iron, paper
9 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 8 5/8" (24.1 x 32.4 x 21.9cm)
Shaw and Stalcup claim as their invention, first, "so arranging the parts of a camp-chest that when it is unfolded in a direction parallel with its length it will constitute a bedstead, which may be of the width of the inside of the chest, and when unfolded in a direction at right angles with its length it will constitute a bedstead, which may be of the width of the inside of the length of the chest" and second, "the arrangement by which a part of the front of the chest... can be used as a table-leaf and the slides C as seats at the table..." (Patent Number 7,633)
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