George Elsey's 1878 School Desk Patent Model fragment

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Description
George Elsey from Springfield, Massachusetts, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 203252 was issued on May 7, 1878.
This model is made out of wood and silver. The patent joins the wood to the iron by using oblique tendons and transverse angular slots that fit into each other. The design holds the wooden slats firmly so they will not separate, but brace each other. There is a silver plaque that reads: "George Elsey Inventor Dec. 1 1877."
George Elsey founded the Elsey School Furniture Company.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1878
patent date
1878-05-07
associated date
1877
patent holder
Elsey, George
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Elsey, George
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Massachusetts, Springfield
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 19.05 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
CL.249602.595
catalog number
249602.595
patent number
203,252
accession number
249602
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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