Isaac Newton Peirce's 1866 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Description
Isaac Newton Peirce from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 53474 was issued on March 27, 1866.
This desk has a simple metal support system for both the chair and desk. The legs flare out. The chair is wooden with a metal curved back, but most of the back is exposed so there is only upper back support. The chair is attached to a metal pole that connects from under the seat and extends to the side. The desk sits on a wooden base foundation.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1866
patent date
1866-03-27
patentee
Peirce, Isaac Newton
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Peirce, Isaac Newton
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
desk: 9 1/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in; 23.495 cm x 14.605 cm x 20.955 cm
chair: 4 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in; 10.795 cm x 8.89 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
CL*65.0493
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0493
patent number
53,474
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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