Theos Weaver's 1864 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
Theos. Weaver from Harrisburg, New Hampshire, received a U.S. patent for an improved school table and seat model. Patent no. 45286 was issued on November 29, 1864.
This table is a combination of metal and wood, which is mostly polished. The bottom seat folds up. The backrest has a folding desk attached to the back of the seat. There are gold hinges on the seat along with two metal pieces that flare from two baseboards. The wooden pole connects both bases horizontally, replacing leg support. There is a spring between the hinges on the seat. The desk incorporates a footrest and book holder.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1864
patent date
1864-11-29
patentee
Weaver, Theos
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Weaver, Theos
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/4 in x 11 3/4 in x 7 in; 15.875 cm x 29.845 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0357
catalog number
65.0357
accession number
249602
patent number
45,286
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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