William A. Slaymaker's 1870 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
William A. Slaymaker, from Louisville, Kentucky received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk and seat. Patent no. 109770 was issued on November 29, 1870.
This desk is made of unpolished wood with brass legs and hinges on a metal base. The backrest and seat are both flat, and the desk, attached from behind, folds down. There is no storage underneath the desktop.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
school desk
model
desk and seat model
date made
1870
patent date
1870-11-29
associated date
1867
patentee
Slaymaker, William A.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Slaymaker, William A.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/4 in x 6 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in; 20.955 cm x 17.145 cm x 17.145 cm
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Georgia, Atlanta
ID Number
CL*249602.587
catalog number
249602.587
accession number
249602
patent number
109,770
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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