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    Portable Ironing Board Licensing Agreement. This lot contains two documents related to an invention some of us old-timers may be familiar with; namely, the foldable ironing board. John Terry of Ithaca, New York, received a patent for this invention on November 12, 1878. The first item in the lot is a diagram of the invention attached to a second page with the typeset application or prospectus for the invention (fragile with glue discoloration, but apparently complete). The other item is an 8.5" x 11" licensing agreement from Terry to fellow Ithaca native, George Schenck. For consideration of $1,000, Terry granted Schenck the right to sell the product in Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. That seems like a lot of money for the time, but hopefully the business venture turned a profit.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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