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Unknown Inventor School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Unknown Inventor School Desk and Seat Patent Model

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Description
School desk model, no patent tags or number are evident so this may be a salesman's sample. The seat folds up to back rest. Slatted horizontal wood. Slats alternate between light and dark colored wood. Metal legs, hinges and support frame. The desk portion is behind bench back rest so these would have been lined up in rows in a classroom. A shelf is underneath desk top for storage. The legs have feet and holes to mount to a platform. Pivot piece is metal as are the legs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
desk, school
model
desk model
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
n.d.
bequest
Hoffman, John
maker
unknown
place made
World
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in x 10 in; 23.495 cm x 15.875 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
1983.0508.05
accession number
1983.0508
catalog number
1983.0508.05
Credit Line
Bequest of John R. Hoffman
subject
Education
Patent Models
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Cultural and Community Life: Education
Cultures & Communities
American History Education Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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