William Joeckel's 1861 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
William Joeckel from New York City received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 33994 was issued on December 24, 1861.
This desk was made to accommodate students of different ages with seats and desks that are adjustable. The seat and desk are wood, while other parts are made of cast iron. The desk has a storage shelf underneath, but its opening faces away from the stool. The seats can be raised so that they are out of the way allowing for easy passage.
William Joeckel was a partner in Joeckel & Johnson Church & School Furniture in New York City.
date made
1861
patent date
1861-12-24
patentee
Joeckel, William H.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Joeckel, William H.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in x 7 in; 24.13 cm x 17.145 cm x 17.78 cm
desk: 4 3/4 in x 7 in x 6 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 17.78 cm x 17.145 cm
seat: 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
CL*65.0512
catalog number
65.0512
accession number
249602
patent number
33,994
subject
Patent Models
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Exhibition
Inventing In America
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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