G. A. Stewart 1869 School Desk and Seat Patent Model


G. A. Stewart from Des Moines, Iowa, received a U.S. patent for an improved folding school desk and seat. Patent no. 85544 was issued on January 5, 1869.

This desk features both a seat and lid that lift up. There is storage underneath the desk. It has metal hinges. "G.A. Stewart, Inventor, Des Moines, Iowa School Desk and Seat Combined," painted in blue, is on the patent. There is also a blue, painted design along the sides of the chair and desk.

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

Date Made: 1869Patent Date: 1869-01-05

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

Classified: 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.65.0370Accession Number: 249602Catalog Number: 65.0370Patent Number: 85,544

Object Name: modeldesk modelObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 in x 10 in x 5 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm x 13.97 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-fb05-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_679721

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