G. A. Stewart 1869 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
G. A. Stewart from Des Moines, Iowa received a U.S. patent for an improved folding school desk and seat. Patent no. 85544 was issued on January 5, 1869.
This desk features both a seat and lid that lift up. There is storage underneath the desk. It has metal hinges. "G.A. Stewart, Inventor, Des Moines, Iowa School Desk and Seat Combined", painted in blue, is on the patent. There is also a blue painted design along the sides of the chair and desk.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1869
patent date
1869-01-05
patentee
Stewart, G. A.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Stewart, G. A.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Iowa, Des Moines
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in x 5 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0370
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0370
patent number
85,544
subject
Patent Models
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American History Education Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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