Samuel Crumrine's 1876 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
Samuel Crumrine from Indianapolis, Indiana, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 173272 was issued on February 8, 1876.
This model is wooden with alternating dark and light slats for the bench. The desk does not use any screws or nails in its construction, nor does it have any metal parts. This makes the desk cheap, strong, and durable. However, the desk is meant to be fastened to the floor with the use of L-shaped pieces of iron. The desk is attached to the backrest and has wooden stilts underneath the desktop to prop it up or fold down.
Samuel Crumrine was registered as a carpenter in 1880.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1876
patent date
1876-02-08
associated date
1880
patentee
Crumrine, Samuel
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Crumrine, Samuel
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/4 in x 8 in x 8 1/2 in; 26.035 cm x 20.32 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
CL.249602.580
catalog number
249602.580
accession number
249602
patent number
173,272
subject
Education
Patent Models
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Home and Community Life: Education
Cultures & Communities
American History Education Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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