John Peard's 1877 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
John Peard from New York City received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 190896 was issued on May 15, 1877.
This desk sits on a wooden platform with a bench seat that can fold up. The patent features holes punched into the wood to form a design. It has a slatted wooden platform with metal hinges. The desk is attached to the backrest. There is a shelf underneath the desk top for storage.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1877
patent date
1877-05-15
patentee
Peard, John
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Peard, John
referenced in patent specifications
United States: New York, Brooklyn
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 8 1/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 20.955 cm x 28.575 cm
desk: 5 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in; 14.605 cm x 20.955 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0403
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0403
patent number
190,896
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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