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CHAPTER XL - Miscellany
MARKS’ IMPROVED FOLDING KNIFE AND FORK

Operated by a press button. Press the button and the blade flies open. CUT REPRESENTS THREE-QUARTER SIZE.

The combination knife and fork illustrated here is designed for the convenience of those who are temporarily or permanently disabled in one hand, either right or left. A lock and spring are imbedded in the knife, which operate on the blade. No. 1263 represents the closed knife with thumb applied to the press button. The moment a little pressure is applied to this button the blade will fly open and become locked, as shown in No. 1264. When opened, a piece of meat can be cut on the plate by a rolling motion given to the knife, as represented in No. 1265; the knife can be inverted by twisting the hand (see No. 1266), and food conveyed to the mouth by means of the fork. The blade cannot close when pressure is applied to the fork. Butter can be spread upon bread, potatoes mashed, and other services performed. Pressure applied to the press button will release the lock, and the knife can be closed and locked and carried in the pocket. The blade is made of steel, and the handle of aluminum. It is very strong and durable. Price $2.00, postpaid.

PRESS-BUTTON POCKET KNIVES. - HANDY FOR ANYONE - ONE HAND DOES IT ALL

The press-button feature, as described on the preceding page, is here combined with an ordinary pocket knife. Many persons have broken their nails and made their thumbs sore by pulling open blades of the ordinary pocket knife. The feature of locking the blade when open, as well as when closed, is another valuable improvement. Probably every person who has used a penknife to any considerable degree can recall the experience of having the blade close upon their fingers unexpectedly. The press-button feature removes this danger. The knife cannot be opened, and when opened cannot be closed, unless pressure be applied to the press button. The moment pressure is applied, the blade opens and becomes locked. We have a variety of shapes and sizes that we are offering to the public, especially to those who have lost one hand. The blades are made of the finest Sheffield steel.

CUTS REPRESENT THREE-QUARTER SIZE.

CRUTCHES

The crutches offered here are of exceptionally good quality; they are neat in design, strong, reliable, and elegantly finished, especial care being given to their construction and the selection of material. Rock maple is found to be the most desirable wood, and is used more extensively than any other. Rosewood is also used; it is a dark-colored wood, and when highly finished makes crutches that are rich and elegant in appearance.

The hand rests are secured to the side bars by coppered Bessemer steel rods passing through them and riveted to each side bar. This is an improvement upon the older method, viz., placing the hand-rests between the side bars and securing them by screws. Many crutches have broken and let their wearers fall, simply because the hand-rests were not properly secured.

Awarded a Diploma of Honorable Mention by the Paris Exposition, 1900.

No. 1268. Whittemore pattern. Side bars of straight-grain timber, steamed and best, arm-rest of genuine pebble goat with strong duck lining stuffed with curled hair, and firmly secured to each side bar; the soft top, yielding under the weight of the wearer, makes a delightful rest for the arm; patent clamp ferrule No. 1277 is used. All trimmings nickel-plated. The crutch is elegantly polished. Price, per pair - rosewood, $8.50; rock maple, $6.50. Single crutch, rosewood, $5.00; rock maple, $4.00

No. 1269. Arm-rest is carved to the shape of a cow’s horn and highly polished. It is therefore called the cow-horn crutch; some experienced crutch-wearers say that a hardwood arm-rest, highly polished, is more pleasant than the padded soft one, as it does not wear the clothing or cramp the shoulder; patent clamp ferrule No. 1277 is used; nickel-plate trimmings. Price, per pair, rosewood, with rosewood arm and hand-rests, $8.50. Price, per pair, rock maple, with cherry arm and hand-rests, $4.25. Single crutch, rosewood, $5.00; rock maple, $2.50.

No. 1270, same as No. 1269, rock maple, except that ferrule No. 1288 is used on bottom, nickel-place trimmings. Price, per pair, rock maple, $3.25; single crutch, $2.00.

No. 1271, same as No. 1269, except that brass trimmings are used. Price, per pair, $2.50. Single crutch, $1.50.

No. 1272. Side bars rock maple, cherry hand-rest, arm-rest upholstered with hair covered with enameled leather; ferrule No. 1288 is used, nickel-plate trimmings. Price, per pair, rock maple, stained black or ebonized, $4.50. Price, per pair, rock maple, natural color, $3.50. Single crutch, ebonized, $2.50; natural color, $2.00.

No. 1273, same as 1272, excepting that brass trimmings are used. Price, per pair, rock maple, $2.75. Single crutch, $1.50.

No. 1274. Side bars rock maple, cherry hand - and arm-rests, not upholstered; brass ferrule on bottom. Price, per pair, rock maple, $2.00. Single crutch, $1.25.

No. 1275. Side bars rock maple, cherry hand- and arm-rests; side bars are one piece, split from the top to nearly the bottom, where they are riveted; the bottom is without ferrule. Price, per pair, $1.50. Single crutch, $1.00.

In ordering, indicate the style you want by the number and price. Give the length from the arm-pit to the floor when the arm is hanging by the side and the person standing erect, with shoe on foot. Address, A. A. Marks, 701 Broadway, New York City.

CRUTCH FERRULES AND CRUTCH RUBBERS

CUTS REPRESENT ONE-HALF SIZE

No. 1276. Patent clamp ferrule, heavy brass, nickel-plated, will screw on the end of a crutch one inch in diameter.

Price, per pair, including No. 1280 tips, $2.50

No. 1277. Patent clamp ferrule, heavy brass, nickel-plated; will screw on the end of a crutch three-quarters of an inch in diameter.

Price, per pair, including No. 1281 tips, $2.00

No. 1278. Patent clamp ferrule, heavy brass, nickel-plated; will screw on the end of a crutch or cane one-half inch in diameter.

Price, per pair, including No. 1282 tips, $1.75

No. 1279 merely illustrates the patent clamp ferrule with jaws distended; by unscrewing the jaws they can be opened, when a rubber tip can be placed between them; by screwing them up tightly they close and hold the tip securely.

No. 1280. Rubber tip, with base one and one-quarter inch in diameter (fit No. 1276 ferrule). Price, per pair, $0.30

No. 1281. Rubber tip, with base one inch in diameter (fit No. 1277 ferrule). Price, per pair, $0.15

No. 1282. Rubber tip, with base three-quarters inch in diameter (fit No. 1278 ferrule). Price, per pair, $0.10

No. 1287. Heavy brass ferrule, nickel-plated; will screw on the end of a crutch three-quarters of an inch in diameter.

Price, per pair, including No. 1290 tips, $1.25

No. 1288. Heavy brass ferrule, nickel-plated; will screw on the end of a crutch three-quarters of an inch in diameter.

Price, per pair, including No. 1291 tips, $1.00

No. 1289. Heavy brass ferrule, nickel-plated; will screw on the end of a crutch or cane one-half inch in diameter.

Price, per pair, including No. 1292 tips, $0.75

No. 1290. Rubber screw tip, base one and one-half inch in diameter; will screw in the end of No. 1287 ferrule.

Price, per pair, $0.40

No. 1291. Rubber screw tip, base one and one-quarter inch in diameter; will screw in the end of No. 1288 ferrule.

Price, per pair, $0.20

No. 1292. Rubber screw tip, base one inch in diameter; will screw in the end of No. 1289 ferrule. Price, per pair, $0.15

No. 1300. Rubber ferrules are made in several sizes to fit the ends of crutches and canes; they slip on the ends of crutches and take the place of brass ferrules; they provide a soft medium between the end of the crutch and the ground; they prevent slipping and obviate noise and marring the floors; they are not as durable as any of the rubber tips previously described.

Prices as follows:

  • 1300 - 15. Diameter of hole, 3/8 in., base, ¾ in., per pair, $0.20
  • 1300 - 16. " " ½ " " 7/8 " " " .20
  • 1300 - 17. " " 5/8 " " 1 ¼ " " " .20
  • 1300 - 18. " " ¾ " " 1 ¼ " " " .20
  • 1300 - 19. " " 7/8 " " 1 ½ " " " .25
  • 1300 - 20. " " 1 " " 1 ½ " " " .25
  • 1300 - 21. " " 1 1/8 " " 1 ¾ " " " .25
  • 1300 - 39. Diameter of hole, 1 ½ in., base, 2 ½ in., each, 1.00 (Suitable for peg legs.)
  • 1300 - 44. Diameter of hole, 1 7/8 in., base 3 in., each, 1.50 (Suitable for peg legs.)

INVALID RECLINING AND ROLLING CHAIRS - FOR SALE OR TO RENT

  • No. 1351. Invalid Rolling Chair, not reclining.
  • Height of back from seat 21 ½ in.
  • Width of seat 18 in.
  • Depth of seat from front to back 17 in.
  • Height of seat from floor 20 in.
  • Height of seat from foot-board 17 in.
  • Height of wheels 30 in.
  • Price, oak, $16.00; hand rims, $2.00 extra. Rental, $1.00 per week.
  • No. 1352. Invalid Reclining Rolling Chair.
  • Easily adjusted to any position, from upright to recumbent.
  • Height of back from seat 34 in.
  • Height of seat from floor 20 in.
  • Height of seat from foot-board 17 in.
  • Depth of seat, front to back 19 in.
  • Height of wheels 30 in.
  • Width of seat 19 in.
  • Price, oak $25.00; hand rims, $2.00 extra. Rental, $1.50 per week.

No. 1354. Invalid Rolling Chair, seat resting on springs, for street use, pushed by an attendant; the front wheels can be lifted from the ground in passing over obstructions.

  • Height of back from seat 26 in.
  • Height of back wheels 28 in.
  • Height of front wheels 14 in.
  • Height of seat from floor 23 in.
  • Height of seat from foot-board 15 in.
  • Width of seat 18 in.
  • Price, $31.00. Rental, $2.00 per week.

Nos. 1355 & 1356. Invalid Reclining Rolling Chair. Any position can be obtained by the occupant, from upright to recumbent (Cut 1356); a handle fastens the chair in any desired position; wheels have hand rims for street use.

  • Height of back from seat 34 in.
  • Width of seat 19 in.
  • Depth of seat from front to back 19 in.
  • Height of seat from floor 20 in.
  • Height of seat from foot-board 17 in.
  • Height of arms above seat 10 in.
  • Height of wheels 30 in.
  • Price, oak, $34.00; black walnut, $37.00. Rental, $2.00 per week.

No. 1357. Invalid Reclining Rolling Chair, with Elliptical Springs placed under the seat, thus preventing the jar caused by rolling over uneven ground. Adjustable by the occupant to any angles from reclining to recumbent.

  • Height of back from seat 34 in.
  • Height of wheels 30 in.
  • Height of arms above seat 10 in.
  • Height of seat from floor 23 in.
  • Height of seat from foot-board 17 in.
  • Width of seat 19 in.
  • Depth of seat 19 in.
  • Price, oak, $37.00; black walnut, $40.00. Rental, $2.00 per week.

No. 1358. Invalid Reclining Rolling Chair, with divided extension foot-rests, peculiarly suitable for persons who desire to have the foot-rests adjustable and independent of each other. The occupant can control the operations of either leg-rest as well as the back. The foot-rests are not only capable of being placed at different angles, but can be lengthened to accommodate any leg.

Dimensions same as No. 1355 and No. 1356.

Price, oak, $39.00; black walnut, $42.00.

Rental, $2.50 per week.

All the preceding chairs have seats and backs caned. They are strong, light, and neat, capable of passing through 28-inch doorway.

Chairs for children and persons weighing over 200 pounds are made to order.

Address: A. A. MARKS, 701 Broadway, New York City.

INTERIOR OF THE LARGEST ARTIFICIAL LIMB MANUFACTORY IN THE WORLD.

(Seven Floors of 25x100 feet each.)

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