Unknown Inventor School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description (Brief)
School desk model, no patent tags or number are evident so this may be a salesman's sample. The seat folds up to back rest. Slatted horizontal wood. Slats alternate between light and dark colored wood. Metal legs, hinges and support frame. The desk portion is behind bench back rest so these would have been lined up in rows in a classroom. A shelf is underneath desk top for storage. The legs have feet and holes to mount to a platform. Pivot piece is metal as are the legs.
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Object Name
desk, school
desk model
date made
Hoffman, John
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 9 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in x 10 in; 23.495 cm x 15.875 cm x 25.4 cm
place made
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Patent Models
Cultures & Communities
American History Education Collection
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Home and Community Life: Education
American History Education Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of John R. Hoffman
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