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Nathaniel Alexander 
Nathaniel Alexander patented a folding chair.

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By Mary Bellis

On July 7, 1911 Nathaniel Alexander of Lynchburg, Virginia patented a folding chair. According to his patent, Nathaniel Alexander designed his chair to be used in schools, churches, and other auditoriums. His design included a book rest that was usable for the person sitting in the seat behind and was ideal for church or choir use. Below you can view the patent drawing of Nathaniel Alexander's folding chair.

Nathaniel Alexander - Folding Chair

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