Wendell Hood's 1871 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
Wendell Hood from Winona, Minnesota, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 121287 was issued on November 28, 1871.
This school desk securely held writing slates in place, preventing breakage. The desk and seat easily fold up to leave space for students and also leave room for cleaning purposes. A spring bolt allows the desk to lock when folded. The desk has close slats and a wooden backrest. The legs and feet are made out of metal and mounted to a wooden platform. There is an ink well secured to the desk. The desktop does not lift up or fold, and there is no storage. A silver plate on the desk reads: "Folding School Seat and Desk Wendell P. Hood, Winona Minn."
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1871
patent date
1871-11-28
patentee
Hood, Wendell Phillips
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Hood, Wendell Phillips
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Minnesota, Winona
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 19.05 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0382
catalog number
65.0382
accession number
249602
patent number
121,287
subject
Education
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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