William P. Uhlinger's 1868 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
William P. Uhlinger from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 3297 was issued on December 22, 1868.
This desk is attached to the back of the seat and the desktop does not lift up. There is ironwork on the side of the desk, as well as a shelf underneath the desk for storage. There is also a place for an inkwell. The backrest and seat are flat and have no curves. The metal work is green with metal hinges.
William P. Uhlinger joined with George W. Harris to form W.P Uhlinger in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company manufactured and sold school furniture and desks.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1868
patent date
1868-12-22
patentee
Uhlinger, William P.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Uhlinger, William P.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in x 7 in; 16.51 cm x 24.765 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0364
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0364
patent number
73297
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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