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".
Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
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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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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