Henry Seth Taylor’s Sofa-Bed, 19th century

Henry Seth Taylor (1833-1887), who, among many other things, built the first steam automobile in Canada, designed and built this sofa-bed. It is the forerunner of the present day convertible couch. The ingenious mechanism for converting the sofa to a bed for two must be seen to be appreciated. This object was donated to the SHS in 1982 by Doug Farrow, and was displayed for the first time in 1985 when the Colby Curtis Museum was still located in Beebe.

Inventory Number: 1989.308

Adoption Price : $250