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Carriage Spring patent # 157,952, William B Whitney inventor. He assigned his patent to the family company, the F A Whitney Carriage Company of Leominster Mass. The company made baby carriages at the time.

William Whitney was born in 1841 and invented this spring in 1874 at age 33. He died at the age of 50 in 1891.

The F A Whitney Company was a prominent firm in the area.

This model is certified to have been removed from the famous fire of 1877 and the tag attesting to that goes with the model.