Aaron W. Hempleman's 1876 School Desk amd Seat Patent Model

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Description
Aaron W. Hempleman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 177835 was issued on May 23, 1876.
This model has metal legs and feet and a desk that consists of both light and dark wooden slats. The metal sides feature a design, adding visual interest to the desk. The desk is attached to the backrest, and although the seat and backrest are curved, there is no lower back support. There is a storage shelf underneath the desktop that remains stationary. There is an extra bracket attached to the side of the desk.
Aaron W. Hempleman joined the firm originated by John P. Allen and George H. Grant. In 1876 he and Grant formed Grant & Hempleman to manufacture church and school furniture.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1876
patent date
1876-05-23
patentee
Hempleman, Aaron W.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Hempleman, Aaron W.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in x 8 in; 19.685 cm x 19.685 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0399
catalog number
65.0399
accession number
249602
patent number
177,835
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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