James Monteith's 1863 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
James Monteith from New York, New York received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk and seat. Patent no. 40117 was issued on September 29, 1863.
This desk is made completely from unpolished wood. Monteith's name is printed on the backrest of the bench. The seat folds up and the legs flare out. There are armrests that have a circular arch and curve.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
model
desk model
date made
1863
patent date
1863-09-29
inventor
Monteith, James
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 11 1/2 in x 6 in; 22.86 cm x 29.21 cm x 15.24 cm
referenced in patent specifications
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
CL*65.0356
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0356
patent number
40,117
subject
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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