Eldridge Haynes's 1877 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
Eldridge Clark Haynes from Kirk's Cross Roads, Indiana received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 186729 was issued on January 30, 1877.
This model is made of wood and has metal hinges. It has alternating light and dark slats of wood and the seat folds up. It does not have legs, but rather has two boards for base support. There is a shelf underneath the desk top for storage and a crevice for holding pencils.
Eldridge Haynes was born on July 10, 1816 in New York. He died on August 25, 1882 in Kirklin, Indiana.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1877
patent date
1877-01-30
patentee
Haynes, Eldridge
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Haynes, Eldridge
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Indiana, Kirklin
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 7 1/2 in x 9 in; 22.86 cm x 19.05 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0402
catalog number
65.0402
accession number
249602
patent number
186,729
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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