G. A. Stewart's 1868 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
G.A. Stewart from Des Moines, Iowa received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk and seat model. Patent no. 82765 was issued on October 6, 1868.
This model features a wooden seat and desk that can be folded, affording more space. When opened the desk top is larger than a traditional desk while occupying a similar area. When the desk is folded in half, there is more room for cleaning and exercise. There are no curves in the design and the backrest and seat do not join to create lower back support.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1868
patent date
1868-10-06
patentee
Stewart, G. A.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Stewart, G. A.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Iowa, Des Moines
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in x 8 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0422
catalog number
65.0422
accession number
249602
patent number
82,765
subject
Education
Patent Models
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Home and Community Life: Education
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American History Education Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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