Henry R. Fry's School Seat Patent Model

Description
Henry R. Fry from Marion, Indiana received a U.S. patent for an improved hinged seat. Patent no. 164160 was issued on June 8, 1875.
This model shows a side view of a seat. The model has two wooden legs and a bracket. Both are painted black. The patent features a way to simplify and improve the end pieces of the desk support. While it was intended for school desks, it also had applications for general business purposes.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1875
patent date
1875-06-08
associated date
1867
patentee
Fry, Henry R.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Fry, Henry R.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Indiana, Marion
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 18.415 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
CL.249602.592
catalog number
249602.592
accession number
249602
patent number
164,160
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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