Henry G. Sellman's 1871 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
Henry G. Sellman from North Newburg, Michigan, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 114869 was issued on May 16, 1871.
This model features a seat that folds up and a desk on the back of the backrest that folds down. The innovation would give more room between desks when necessary. The desk and seat combination is constructed of metal and wood.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1871
patent date
1871-05-16
associated date
1873
patentee
Sellman, Henry G.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Sellman, Henry G.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Michigan, North Newburg
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/4 in x 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 26.035 cm x 1.27 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
CL.249602.590
catalog number
249602.590
accession number
249602
patent number
114,869
subject
Education
Patent Models
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American History Education Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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