B. W. Arnold's 1869 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
B.W. Arnold in Des Moines, Iowa received a U.S. Patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 97338 was issued on November 30, 1869.
This desk has a flat front face and a seat that folds up towards the desk. The desk on the back folds down. The desks are made of wood with metal hinges. The design offers flexibility, but no allowances are made for storage. The legs are painted black to imitate cast iron and flare out.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1869
patent date
1869-11-30
patentee
Arnold, B. W.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Arnold, B. W.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Iowa, Des Moines
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 5 in x 4 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0371
catalog number
65.0371
accession number
249602
patent number
97,338
subject
Patent Models
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Home and Community Life: Education
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American History Education Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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