Elijah Wilson's 1870 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
Elijah Wilson from New Brighton, Pennsylvania, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 110101 was issued on December 13, 1870.
This model is made out of wood and cast iron, which is now very rusty. The desk is meant to be compact and adjustable to take up the least amount of space. The seat can fold up and is supported by a chain on the side of the desk. The desk on the back folds in, but the lid does not lift up. Storage is available underneath the desk on a shelf. The iron legs are screwed to a wooden platform. It is also adjustable to fit the needs of children of any height.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1870
patent date
1870-12-13
patentee
Wilson, Elijah
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Wilson, Elijah
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Pennsylvania, New Brighton
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 10 in; 27.305 cm x 13.335 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0352
catalog number
65.0352
accession number
249602
patent number
110,101
subject
Education
Patent Models
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American History Education Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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