Seth L. Wilkinson's 1860 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
Seth Wilkinson from Cross Plains, Tennessee received a U.S. patent for an improved wooden school desk. Patent no. 30102 was issued on September 18, 1860.
This school desk is positioned so that the student is at a right angle to the seat. This would make sitting more pleasant and help with posture. The construction of his desk takes up less room than other desks. However, it is not adjustable or compact.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
model
desk model
date made
1860
patent date
1860-09-18
patentee
Wilkinson, Seth L.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Wilkinson, Seth L.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 5 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 13.97 cm x 26.67 cm
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Tennessee, Cross Plains
ID Number
CL*65.0355
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0355
patent number
30,102
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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