Patent Model - Signal for Water-Closets

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Delos Baker (b.1848, d.1928), Patentee
Production date
May 11 1880
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Walnut (visual), brass, iron
11 3/4 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/4" (29.8 x 29.2 x 28.6cm)
Baker's invention "has for its object to invariably indicate to persons generally throughout the car the occupancy of the water-closet, and thus dispense with the necessity of going to it and trying the door, which is always a very embarrassing proceeding, and especially so to ladies." (Patent Number 227,403)
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