George H. Grant's 1874 School Seat Patent Model

Description
George H. Grant from Richmond, Indiana received a U.S. patent for an improved seat. Patent no. 151873 was issued on June 9, 1874.
This model is a combination of iron and wood. The improved seat can be used in churches, parks, schools, halls, or lawns. The intent was to make a stronger seat that was cheap, portable, and easily constructed without skilled labor. The backrest and seat are made of dark wooden slats that are pushed together and curved for support. The feet of the chair legs feature holes that can be for mounting to a base.
George H. Grant and John Allen formed a partnership to manufacture school desks. After Allen’s death, the firm became George G. Grant & Company. In 1876 Grant formed a partnership with A. W. Hempleman to manufacture school and church furniture.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1874
patent date
1874-06-09
patentee
Grant, George H.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Grant, George H.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Indiana, Richmond
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 10 in x 6 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 25.4 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0415
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0415
patent number
151,873
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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