Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent Of The Day.

On this day in 1906, Merrill T. Hamilton was granted U.S. Patent No. 815,425 for a MILKING STOOL.

This invention relates to milking-stools and has for its object to provide the same, with improved means for supporting a pail thereon in position to receive the milk and to enable the convenient release of the pail without necessitating the removal of fastening devices. In this connection it is proposed to make use of the weight of the operator for actuating the pail-holding devices and thereby to immediately release the pail when the operator rises from the seat

A still further object of the invention is to enable the convenient shifting of the pail from side to side without releasing the same from the stool and to enable the operator to use his knees for shifting the pail the usual manner.

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