David I. Stagg's 1864 School and Public Building Seat Patent Model

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Description
David I. Stagg from New York received a U.S. patent for an improved seat. Patent no. 45091 was issued on November 15, 1864.
This model is a bench seat that can fit two people. The bottom of the seat has the ability to fold upward so that it will not be in the way of people walking between the seats. There are small designs where the seat and backrest meet. The backrest has three horizontal pieces of wood or slats that are spaced for back support. It is made for both schools and public buildings.
David I. Stagg was born in 1817. For fifty years he served as an apprentice and journeyman in the New York school system. In his last post he served as Superintendent of School Buildings, overseeing school construction. He died in 1886.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1864
patent date
1864-11-15
patentee
Stagg, David I.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Stagg, David I.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 8 1/4 in; 22.86 cm x 20.955 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0514
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0514
patent number
45,091
subject
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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