Four-sided music stand, 1750 -1770
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William Savery (Attributed)
Walnut, pine, and iron; H. 41 1/2 in. (105.4 cm), W. 28 in. (71.1 cm), D. 28 in. (71.1 cm)
Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection (Philadelphia, Pa.), HSP.X-45
Franklin is believed to have designed this music stand, which consists of a four-sided, revolving top that enabled four musicians to sit around it and play together. It may have been made from a damaged tilt-top tripod table, illustrating Franklin's inventive use of everyday objects.
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