John Peard's 1867 School Desk Patent Model fragment

Description
John Peard from New York City received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk and settee. Patent no. 66384 was issued on May 7, 1867.
This model is made of wood featuring a Gothic design. "John Peard" is lightly written on the top of the desk. Only a fragment of the patent model has survived. The support piece has two grooved pencil areas and a circular cutout in the center. There are several tags attached to the piece.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
model
desk model
date made
1867
patent date
1867-07-02
patentee
Peard, John
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Peard, John
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/4 in x 10 in x 3/4 in; 15.875 cm x 25.4 cm x 1.905 cm
overall: 1 in x 10 in x 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 25.4 cm x .635 cm
overall: 6 1/4 in x 10 in x 3/4 in; 15.875 cm x 25.4 cm x 1.905 cm
referenced in patent specifications
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
CL*65.0362
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0362
patent number
66,384
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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