Chair Patent Model
patent submitted 7-5-1878; granted 1-1-1879
10 3/4 x 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (27.3 x 1.9 x 14.6 cm) (show scale)
Patent Labels: two original Patent Labels and one modern label secured with faded red ribbon to back stile above upper stretcher. Larger Patent Label: Recto: "No 211,159 1879/ G. Hunzinger / Manufacturer=/ of= Chair=/ Frames/ Patented Jany. 7'/ "Chair 1879. Chairs"--
Larger Patent Label: Verso: with reproduction of Patent Drawing and statment from Patent Office (see xerox in file).
Modern Label: Recto: "Property of/ "The O. Rundle Gilbert U. S. Patent Model Collection"/ Garrison-on-Hudson New York/ O, Rundle Gilbert"
Smaller Patent Label: Recto: "1879 / George Hunnzinger / Frames for Chairs / Received July 5/ 78".
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George Jacob Hunzinger (American, born Germany, 1835-1898). Chair Patent Model, patent submitted 7-5-1878; granted 1-1-1879. Wood, metal, 10 3/4 x 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (27.3 x 1.9 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 1993.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1993.8_bw.jpg)
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Patent Model, wood and white metal. Profile section of side chair. Back, seat and front leg formed from continuous, flat bentwood member clad on either side with continuous c-shaped white metal molding. Inward-curved back leg likewise clad with metal molding. Two hoizontal stretchers between front and back legs similarly clad.
CONDITION: Good condition. Corrosion to metal, screws securing stretchers rusted, splits to wood of both stretchers.
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