Charles F. Hill's 1879 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
Charles F. Hill from Hazelton, Pennsylvania received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 216676 was issued on June 17, 1879.
This model featured the design for a desk that would be cheap, simple, and also durable. The desk is made out of wood and iron. It has a slatted seat and back rest that join together. The desk folds down and has an angled decline towards the chair. The ironwork is painted green and gold. The seat is curved for back support, and there is also a footrest bar. There are two shelves under the desk top for storage.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1879
patent date
1879-06-17
patentee
Hill, Charles F.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Hill, Charles F.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Pennsylvania, Hazleton
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 6 in x 7 in; 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0410
catalog number
65.0410
accession number
249602
patent number
216,676
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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