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1942

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1952

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Sketch For Stool For Use With Brannock Device (USA), ca. 1947

This is a Sketch for Stool for Use with Brannock Device. It was made by Charles F. Brannock. It is dated ca. 1947. Its medium is pencil on paper.

American inventor Charles Brannock often woke in the middle of the night to jot down written and sketched notes to capture a concept and used any available paper, rather than a formal invention notebook. His Brannock Device, a foot-measuring instrument he patented in 1928 (US Patent 1,682,366, granted August 28, 1928), was adopted by shoe stores across the United States and by the United States military to outfit its troops. This sketch represents one of the many ideas related to his device, including a specially designed stool for shoe-store salespeople.

It is credited Brannock Device Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, 1998.3007.

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Its dimensions are

H x W (drawing): 31.8 x 20.3 cm (12 1/2 in. x 8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Tools: Extending Our Reach.

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