Charles J. Higgins's 1873 School Desk Patent Model leg support

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Description
Charles J. Higgins from Marion, Indiana, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 143760 was issued on October 21, 1873.
This is a partial model consisting of the end of a desk. Painted onto the desk are the words "Charles J. Higgins. Improvement in Desk Ends.” There are two pieces of wood, which flare out as two legs for one side of a desk.
Charles J. Higgins founded Higgins Bent Wood School Furniture Co.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1873
patent date
1873-10-21
patentee
Higgins, Charles J.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Higgins, Charles J.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/4 in x 5 in; 31.115 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0416
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0416
patent number
143,760
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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