David I. Stagg's 1867 School Desk Patent Model

Description
David I. Stagg from New York City received a U.S. patent for an improved invention for a school desk attachment. Patent no. 69501 was issued on October 1, 1867.
The patent featured a metal frame that would be fitted into slots on the desktop. The frame served to hold maps, drawings or documents while they were being copied. The model is made entirely of dark wood and the desktop is tilted to illustrate the position of the frame.
David I. Stagg was born in 1817. For fifty years he served as an apprentice and journeyman in the New York school system. In his last post he served as Superintendent of School Buildings, overseeing school construction. He died in 1886.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
model
desk model
date made
1867
patent date
1867-10-01
patentee
Stagg, David I.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Stagg, David I.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 19.685 cm x 11.43 cm x 21.59 cm
referenced in patent specifications
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
CL*65.0363
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0363
patent number
69,501
subject
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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