Charles J. Higgins's 1871 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
Charles J. Higgins from Indianapolis, Indiana received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 112038 was issued on February 21, 1871.
"Charles J. Higgins, Indianapolis, Indiana" is painted on the backrest. The seat folds up and the desktop is stationary with storage underneath. There is a wooden base with metal hinges.
Charles J. Higgins founded Higgins Bent Wood School Furniture Co.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1871
patent date
1871-02-21
higgins, charles j.
Higgins, Charles J.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Higgins, Charles J.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 4 in x 3 in; 27.94 cm x 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0380
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0380
patent number
117058
subject
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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