John Peard's 1867 School Desk Patent Model fragment


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.

Date Made: 1867Patent Date: 1867-07-02

Patentee: Peard, JohnTransfer: U.S. Patent and Trademark OfficeInventor: Peard, John

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced In Patent Specifications: United States: New York, New York City

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.65.0362Accession Number: 249602Catalog Number: 65.0362Patent Number: 66,384

Object Name: modeldesk modelObject Type: Patent Model

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 cmoverall: 1 in x 10 in x 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 25.4 cm x .635 cmoverall: 6 1/4 in x 10 in x 3/4 in; 15.875 cm x 25.4 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_679735

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