Thomas Gregg's 1871 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
Thomas Gregg from Montour, Pennsylvania, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 119515 was issued on October 3, 1871.
This model features exposed joints and brass nails which hold the desktop and tendon cross members forming the back and seat. Mounted on a platform, the framework is made up of brass and is decorative in design. The desktop does not lift up, but there is a shelf underneath for storage.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1871
patent date
1871-10-03
patentee
Gregg, Thomas
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Gregg, Thomas
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Pennsylvania, Danville
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in x 8 in; 19.05 cm x 29.21 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0419
catalog number
65.0419
accession number
249602
patent number
119,515
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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