Henry G. Sellman's 1871 Improved Frame for School Desk and Seat Patent Model fragment

Henry G. Sellman's 1871 Improved Frame for School Desk and Seat Patent Model fragment

<< >>
Downloads
Description
Henry G. Sellman from North Newburg, Michigan, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 114869 was issued on May 16, 1871.
This model features an improved hinge that facilitates a seat that folds up and a desk on the back of the backrest that folds down. The innovation would give more room between desks when necessary. The desk and seat combination was constructed of metal and wood but only the side support featuring the hinge remains.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
desk model side support
model
desk model
desk patent model side support
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
1871
patent date
1871-05-16
associated date
1873
patentee
Sellman, Henry G.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Sellman, Henry G.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Michigan, Newburg
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/4 in x 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 26.035 cm x 1.27 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
CL.249602.590
catalog number
249602.590
accession number
249602
patent number
114,869
subject
Education
Patent Models
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Education
Cultures & Communities
American History Education Collection
Patent Model School Seats and Desks
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object