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Patent For Invalid-Chair
The nature of my invention consists in combining with a chair loosely jointed, a curved brace running from the joints of the rockers and front of the chair, and constituting a secondary back piece for giving the requisite stiffness to the chair when in position for rocking, and also acting as a brace when the chair is converted into a couch; the details of construction and operation being as follows....
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Title: Patent For Invalid-Chair
Creator: Daniel S. James
Date: May 13, 1856
Format: Patent
Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office
Control no.: Patent Number 14,872
Keywords: Assistive Technology; Daniel S. James; Government; Invalid; Inventions; Labor & Commerce; Patents; Physical Disability; Technology & Equipment; Virginia; Wheelchair
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Physical Environment; Science, Health & Technology
Funding Support Provided By: NEC Foundation of America

Objects From This Artifact:
- Design For D.S. James Invalid Chair (still)
- Patent For Invalid-Chair (doc)