David I. Stagg's 1875 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
David I. Stagg from New York City received a U.S. patent for an improved folding school desk. Patent no. 167033 was issued on August 24, 1875.
This model is made completely of unpolished wood. Most of the wood is dark, but the wood that connects the chair to the hinges is a lighter color. The desk can fold in different ways, making it compact. It is set on a wooden foundation and can be pivoted vertically or folded at the front of the desk, leaving a chair or a bench with no backrest. The innovative arms, pins, and shoulders are used to pivot the desktop.
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
date made
1875
patent date
1875-08-24
patentee
Stagg, David I.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Stagg, David I.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 10 1/4 in x 9 3/4 in; 22.86 cm x 26.035 cm x 24.765 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0418
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0418
patent number
167,033
subject
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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