File Holder Patent
Original Author: Traverse Benjamin Pinn Sr.
Created: Aug. 17, 1880
Medium: Prints/Drawings, Patent drawing

File Holder Patent

Traverse Benjamin Pinn Sr. patented this file holder design on August 17, 1880. The holder’s design, which is a precursor to the modern metal file cabinet, allowed for, “the utmost convenience and facility in opening and closing to get and return files and papers,” without damaging the papers themselves.