M. L. Holt and L. C. Abbott's 1870 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
M.L. Holt and L.C. Abbott from Eaton, Ohio, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk and seat. Patent no. 99895 was issued on February 15, 1870.
The model featured a seat and desk that were both adjustable.
M.L. Holt and L.C. Abbott were schoolteachers. Holt served as a school principal and Abbott served on the Board of Education. Besides partnering together to patent the school desk, patent no. 998895, the two men would partner with Sterling D. Tuttle (Eaton, Ohio) and patent another school desk seat, patent no. 80106.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1870
patent date
1870-02-15
patentee
Holt, M. L.
Abbott, L. C.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Holt, M. L.
Abbott, L. C.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Ohio, Eaton
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
iron (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 7 in x 8 3/16 in; 25.4 cm x 17.78 cm x 20.828 cm
seat: 2 3/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 6.985 cm x 28.575 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0424
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0424
patent number
99,895
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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