Isaac Whitbeck's 1878 School Desk Patent Model

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Description
Isaac Whitbeck from Potter, New York, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 209533 was issued on October 29, 1878.
This model is composed primarily of metal. The two desktops fold out from the middle on opposite sides and are painted black and red. The storage area is divided into sections for pens, inkstands, and private papers. On top of the desk is a place for a lamp as well as adjustable reflectors. The model is in poor condition.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1878
patent date
1878-10-29
inventor
Whitbeck, Isaac
referenced in patent specifications
United States: New York, Potter
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/4 in x 8 in; 23.495 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0346
catalog number
65.0346
accession number
249602
patent number
209,533
subject
Education
Business
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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