Thomas Redmayne's 1875 School Desk Patent Model fragment

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Description
Thomas Redmayne from Sheffield, York, England, received a British patent for an improved desk. Patent no. 169478 was issued on November 2, 1875.
This is a partial model from the existing parts. There is a dark wooden rectangular plank with metal screws and two brackets that are connected by three screws, and there is a metal circular piece on each end. The desk was made of dark wood and designed to be adjustable. A wheel mechanism was used for adjusting and altering the angle of the desk. Lying flat, it was a table, reclined, it formed a desk, and placed in a vertical position, it served as a seat back.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1875
patent date
1875-11-02
patentee
Redmayne, Thomas
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Redmayne, Thomas
referenced in patent specifications
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 4 in x 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 10.16 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0393
catalog number
65.0393
accession number
249602
patent number
169,478
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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