Folding Tables Bon Original Patent Lithograph 1888

Folding Tables Bon Original Patent Lithograph 1888

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On this original linen-backed lithograph from 1888, J. F. Bon patented an invention that consists essentially in a table having its legs provided with links or pivots, and connected to the top so as to permit the legs to be folded compactly when it is desired to knock the table down for packing or shipment; thereby providing a merchantable article of furniture which is capable of being closely packed for shipment, and at the same time a strong and desirable table for use when the same is set up in its operative position.

All patent lithographs sold by Maymont Group are 100% ORIGINAL.

These documents are NOT reproductions or posters (patent art).

These are the original lithographs found in books obtained from the Patent and Trademark Office directly.


In the 1800's and early 1900's, inventors would submit a detailed drawing of the invention and/or improvements to the patent and trademark office. Once received and if approved, the Patent office would then send a letter of confirmation to the inventor and begin to take that drawing and etch it into stone in order to create and print this linen-backed lithograph. These documents are the original hard copies that were created by the patent office's artists, and act as patent examiner reference material. With that being said, these are 100% original and are the only physical copies in existence.

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