Charles M. Hughes's 1881 Hinge Patent Model

Charles M. Hughes's 1881 Hinge Patent Model

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Description
Charles M. Hughes from Lima, Ohio, received a U.S. patent for an improved hinge. Patent no. 249627 was issued on November 15, 1881.
This model is made of wood and comprises two pieces. It has a hinge that goes up and down like a lever, making the seat and desk compactable for more space. The design includes a place to hold books.
We are not aware of any additional information about the inventor/patentee.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hinge, school desk
model
desk hinge patent model
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
1881
patent date
1881-11-15
associated date
1873
patentee
Hughes, Charles M.
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Hughes, Charles M.
referenced in patent specifications
United States: Ohio, Lima
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 4 in; 3.175 cm x 13.335 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
CL.249602.599
catalog number
249602.599
patent number
249,627
accession number
249602
subject
Education
Patent Models
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Cultural and Community Life: Education
Cultures & Communities
American History Education Collection
Patent Model School Seats and Desks
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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