A patent print poster of a Gynecological Chair invented by George W. Archer. The patent was issued by the United States Patent Office on January 10, 1882. Surgical chairs, as a category of medical furniture, date from about 1870 through 1920. Their appearance coincided with the advent of new diagnostic instruments, the rise of medical specialties, and the development of office practice by physicians. Convertibility did more than save space; it also concealed function. Instrumental examinations, particularly with the vaginal speculum, offended patients’ modesty and made physicians uncomfortable. To allay fears and misgivings, physicians disguised their examining and surgical chairs as parlor furniture.
Patent prints allow you to have a piece of history in your Home, Office, Man Cave, Geek Den or anywhere you wish to add an interesting touch.
COLORS AND SIZES
Prints are available in many colors and in all popular sizes. You can select your size and color while you order. Larger sizes and additional print are available. If you would like a larger size or would like a different print format or finish, please contact me directly for pricing.
WHAT MAKES OUR PATENT PRINTS DIFFERENT
You won’t find any Patent Art like these. I carefully select each patent for its historical and artistic value. Often, various sections of the patent document are assembled into one beautiful print. I also painstakingly remove most imperfections and flaws in the original document and do extensive digital restoration while maintaining the integrity of the original patent. This will make the print crisp and clear – almost like the day it was filed. I don’t use regular printers and paper to print this art. Instead, I use a high end lab and the prints are made on professional photo printers using high quality a archival inks and acid-free archival Lustre paper. Lustre is a premium finish on a heavier paper and offers the vibrant colors of glossy with the fingerprint-resistant finish of matte. This avoids glare on the print.
Prints are packaged to avoid any damage in transit. Usually prints will be flat-packed (not rolled) and shipped in a rigid box with material to protect the finished print. Some larger prints will be shipped in a rigid mailing tube with material to protect the finished print. Please see the shop’s policies page for additional information on shipping.