Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dayton Folding Tonneau

Horseless Age, Sept. 14, 1904:
"US Patent #769,455- Vehicle Body - John D. Artz, of Dayton, O- September 6, 1904. Filed  April 15, 1904. This patent relates to a convertible vehicle body for automobiles, with a folding rear seat. The body comprises a back panel hinged to its rear portion, and side panel extensions rigidly projecting from the back panel. To these extension panels are hinged folding panels and a seat panel which folds against it. The drawings clearly illustrate the idea."

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