James Smith's 1867 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
James Smith from Richmond, Indiana received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 62375 was issued on February 26, 1867.
This model features wooden benches with dividers that are used for storage and open from the top. The desk compartment is located behind the bench and also has storage.
Ezra Smith, Asa Smith, and James Smith owned Ezra Smith & Co. where they manufactured various types of school furniture.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1867
patent date
1867-02-26
patentee
Smith, James
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Smith, James
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Indiana, Richmond
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 10 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
CL*65.0360
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0360
patent number
62,375
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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