John Peard's 1873 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
John Peard from New York City received a U.S. patent for an improved desk and settee combined. Patent no. 138183 was issued on April 22, 1872.
This desk is made of wood and cast metal and can be detached from the chair. The rectangular back has graduated horizontal slats and is attached to a pair of cast metal supports. The rectangular seat has four horizontal slats, which fold up against the back. The back legs are joined with a trefoil motif to the front legs. A pair of metal bars supporting a seat is attached to the legs. The desk is attached to a wooden platform.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
model
seat model
date made
1873
patent date
1873-04-22
patentee
Peard, John
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Peard, John
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 17.145 cm x 13.97 cm x 11.43 cm
referenced in patent specifications
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
CL*65.0494
catalog number
65.0494
accession number
249602
patent number
138,183
subject
Education
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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