Isaac Newton Peirce's 1891 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
Isaac Newton Peirce from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania received a U.S. patent for an improved walnut and brass school desk. Patent no. 121543 was issued on December 5, 1871.
This desk features a shelf for books. The patent suggested there be a pocket or small shelf in front of the bookshelf for holding pens and pencils. The desk can be raised or lowered. It has a pair of cast brass "A" shape pieces which are used to support a writing flap. The bench is smooth with a curved backrest. There are also springs underneath the desktop.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1891
patent date
1891-12-05
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
patentee
Peirce, Isaac Newton
inventor
Peirce, Isaac Newton
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
brass (overall material)
walnut (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 27.305 cm x 20.955 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0383
catalog number
65.0383
accession number
249602
patent number
121,543
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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