Henry H. Elberg's 1877 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
Henry H. Elberg from Greenfield, Indiana received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 191846 was issued on June 12, 1877.
This model is made of wood and has metal hinges. The seat curves and can be folded up. The desk's backrest is metal and has wooden hinges so that the desk folds down. A cushion of rubber or leather was to be inserted between the leg and the seat bracket to help prevent noise. The front legs flare out from the desk. There is no storage for books.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1877
patent date
1877-06-12
patentee
Elberg, Henry H.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Elberg, Henry H.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Indiana, Greenfield
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 10 in x 9 3/4 in; 25.4 cm x 25.4 cm x 24.765 cm
seat: 10 in x 3 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 8.255 cm
desk: 10 1/4 in x 4 in; 26.035 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
CL*65.0404
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0404
patent number
191,846
199846
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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