Remarkable Antique Wooden Dog Crate by A. Backus, Jr., & Sons, Detroit, Early 1900s
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An unusual antique wooden dog carrier, by A. Backus, Jr., & Sons, dating from the early 1900s and featuring a signed medallion on the front identifying the maker. Absalom Backus, Jr. (1824-1901) and his sons were manufacturers of dog crates and woven boxes in Detroit, MI. Henry N. Backus patented this animal crate in 1902, patent number 698782 designed for shipping fine dogs and other valuable animals. This dog kennel features an arched roof, with a door in the front and a spring-loaded chute above for food (labeled Dog Biscuit, Water Here, Pull Open to Feed). The edges of the crate are reinforced with metal; however, this apparently didnt deter a feisty previous occupant, who appears to have chewed through the crate at the edge of the door, and also managed to remove a few boards from the floor of the cage (pictured). This dog cage measures 28 ¼ wide, 40 ½ long, and 36 tall.
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