Stair carpet clips

Details
Object number
AIBDC : 005528
Country
Date
1932

Description

A set of 22 compression moulded phenol formaldehyde stair carpet clips. Each clip comprises two parts: one section is for fixing to the stair riser and is drilled to accommodate a screw, whilst the second larger part slots into it trapping the carpet in place. The design was patented in 1932 and was in production in various finishes by 1934. This object was featured in the Ten Most Wanted research project: http://www.10most.org.uk/artefact/stair-carpet-clips where additional information relating to it can be found.
Designers & Manufacturers
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Manufacturer

Inscriptions

moulded: "Byson Design and method of manufacture Pat. in England & Abroad No. 392800. Tested and approved. Serial 924. Good Houskeeping Institute. Conducted by Good Housekeeping Magazine." (Under clip)
Dimensions
Width
135mm
Height
38mm
Depth
20mm
Colour