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Folding cot with handle

Object Number: 
1940.8ab
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Wood, brass, other metal, paper, cotton
Dimensions: 
overall (folded): 7 5/8 x 19 3/8 x 9 in. ( 19.4 x 49.2 x 22.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: brass fitting, one end: "BROWNE & LAMBERT / 117 FRONT ST / NEW YORK / AGENTS" stamped: brass fitting, one end: "WHITMARSH'S / 1850 / PATENT"
Description: 
Folding army cot with (b) wooden frame and brass fittings, directions for assembly on paper label on one side; with (a) canvas top for cot.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Julia Colt Butler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group