Issac Cook's School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
Isaac Cook from St. Louis, Missouri received a U. S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 74993 was issued on March 3, 1868.
This patent features a wooden flat bench with no lower back support. The legs are attached to a wooden platform with brass and metal hinges, and the seat folds up. The desk is attached behind the backrest and features a metal-checkered pattern on the sides. There is a shelf underneath the desk top for storage. A plaque on the backrest says "Isaac Cook, Saint Louis M.O. Adjustable Seat."
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1868
patent date
1868-03-03
associated date
1871
patentee
Cook, Isaac
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Cook, Isaac
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/4 in x 10 in x 6 1/2 in; 20.955 cm x 25.4 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
CL.249602.589
catalog number
249602.589
accession number
249602
patent number
74,993
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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