G. A. Stewart's 1868 School Desk and Seat Patent Model


G.A. Stewart from Des Moines, Iowa, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk and seat model. Patent no. 82765 was issued on October 6, 1868.

This model features a wooden seat and desk that can be folded, affording more space. When opened the desk top is larger than a traditional desk while occupying a similar area. When the desk is folded in half, there is more room for cleaning and exercise. There are no curves in the design, and the backrest and seat do not join to create lower back support.

We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.

Date Made: 1868Patent Date: 1868-10-06

Patentee: Stewart, G. A.Transfer: U.S. Patent and Trademark OfficeInventor: Stewart, G. A.

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced In Patent Specifications: United States: Iowa, Des Moines

General Subject Association: EducationClassified: Patent Models


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Education, American History Education Collection, Cultures & Communities, Patent Model School Seats and Desks


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CL.65.0422Catalog Number: 65.0422Accession Number: 249602Patent Number: 82,765

Object Name: modeldesk modelObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 in x 10 in x 8 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm x 21.59 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-b901-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_664171

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