Addison S. Vorse's 1870 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
Addison S. Vorse from Des Moines, Iowa, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk seat. Patent no. 104906 was issued on June 28, 1870.
This school desk seat is designed to hold firmly in place and be folded up completely when not in use. It is made out of wood with cast iron legs and feet. The desk behind the backrest slides up, then out. The ironwork on the desk has a Gothic design. There is a small shelf attached underneath the bottom of the desktop. When it is compact, the shelf is vertical and can still be used for storage.
Addison S. Vorse was born in 1821. Along with his brother, Norman, he manufactured and sold agricultural implements in Iowa.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1870
patent date
1870-06-28
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
patentee
Vorse, Addison S.
inventor
Vorse, Addison S.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Iowa, Des Moines
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 in x 10 1/2 in x 13 in; 33.02 cm x 26.67 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0426
catalog number
65.0426
patent number
104,906
accession number
249602
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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