Eldridge J. Smith's 1872 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
Eldridge J. Smith from Washington, D.C., received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk and seat. Patent no. 128432 was issued on June 25, 1872.
This patent featured a desk that improved adjustability. This is a partial model, and only the seat exists today. There are small nails that hold the wooden slates to a circular wooden frame.
Eldridge J. Smith was born in 1825 and became a patent lawyer in Washington, D.C.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1872
associated date
1878
patent date
1872-06-25
patentee
Smith, Elbridge J.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Smith, Elbridge J.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 6.985 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
CL.249602.600
catalog number
249602.600
patent number
128,432
accession number
249602
subject
Education
Institutional Furnishings
Furniture
Patent Models
See more items in
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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