Frederick Everhart McKinley's 1881 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
Frederick Everhart McKinley from Wellington, Kansas, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 246177 was issued on August 23, 1881.
This desk is supported by a stationary bar that allows the desk to pivot. Both desk and seat can fold up to save space when room is needed. The desk has a shelf, which is supported by two wooden brackets. The seat folds with the use of metal hinges. The desk is made up of unpolished slats of light colored wood.
Frederick Everhart McKinley was a carpenter born in 1850.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1881
patent date
1881-08-23
associated date
1876
patentee
McKinley, Frederick E.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
McKinley, Frederick E.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Kansas, Wellington
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/4 in x 4 in x 6 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 10.16 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
CL.249602.583
catalog number
249602.583
accession number
249602
patent number
246,177
subject
Education
Patent Models
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Home and Community Life: Education
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American History Education Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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