William P. Goolman's 1874 School Desk Patent Model fragment

Description
William P. Goodman from Kansas City, Missouri, received a U.S. patent for an improved desk. Patent no. 152224 was issued on June 23, 1874.
This is a reconstruction of the model from the existing parts. The desk has four slats of dark wood that are indented on each side. Today, these slats are connected by a museum foam board. Both the seat and desk can be folded. The desktop was designed to be supported at different angles and included an ink well strip and bookrack. When the desk was folded, items sitting on the desk would not roll off.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1874
patent date
1874-06-23
patentee
Goolman, William P.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Goolman, William P.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Missouri, Kansas City
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 3 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0392
catalog number
65.0392
accession number
249602
patent number
152,224
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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