Date: September 30, 1890
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle-top. This design "is to simplify, improve, and cheapen the construction of vehicle-tops . . . and enable the sliding curtain to be more readily and securely fastened to the standards and bows of the carriage-top" (lines 12-18). To this end, it consists in "[t]he combination of the supporting-bows provided with longitudinal grooves, and the curtain-carrying frame comprising flat flexible strips arranged in the said grooves and provided at intervals with inwardly-extending plates having perforations, and the parallel cross-pieces secured to the plates" (lines 84-90).
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