Library Collections: Document: Item Description

Excerpt from:
Patent For Improved Invalid-Chair
The nature of our invention consists in making an upholstered chair, with back that may incline backward to any given point, by means of steel catches in socket-joints at foot of back posts; with having two wheels, instead of back legs, attached to the back part of the seat by means of springs; also, in having a foot-rest, which is elevated and lowered independently of all the rest, by means of a cogged quadrant attached to either side, and worked by two small cog-wheels turned by a small crank, all so adjusted that it may be an upright chair, or a flat lounge, as the occupant may desire....
  Enlarge the image
Full Text

Document Information

Title: Patent For Improved Invalid-Chair
Creator:  A.P. Blunt and Jacob S. Smith (patent holder)
Date: February 16, 1869
Format: Patent
Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office
Control no.: Patent Number 86,899
Keywords: A. P. Blunt; Assistive Technology; Government; Invalid; Inventions; Jacob S. Smith; Labor & Commerce; Patents; Physical Disability; Technology & Equipment; Washington, DC; Wheelchair
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Physical Environment; Science, Health & Technology
Funding Support Provided By: NEC Foundation of America

Objects From This Artifact:
- Design For A.P. Blunt & Jacob S. Smith Invalid Chair (still)
- Patent For Improved Invalid-Chair (doc)