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Wesley Chase's 1870 School Desk Patent Model

Wesley Chase's 1870 School Desk Patent Model

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Description
Wesley Chase from Buffalo, New York, received a U.S. patent for an improved school desk. Patent no. 100600 was issued on March 8, 1870.
This desk is made of wood and has a compartment for schoolbooks and other materials. The metal bolted legs are connected from the front and back left and the front and back right. The legs flare out. The second piece has a flat top that is curved and arched at one end, but flat on the other. There are two pieces of wood that connect and flare out like a stem for base support. It was meant to be durable, strong, and lightweight while costing less.
Wesley Chase was a partner in M.W. Chase, a manufacturer of church and school furniture.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
model
desk model
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
1870
patent date
1870-03-08
patentee
Chase, Wesley
transfer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
inventor
Chase, Wesley
referenced in patent specifications
United States: New York, Buffalo
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 7 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 19.685 cm x 3.81 cm
2nd piece: 13 1/2 in x 8 in x 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
CL.65.0425
accession number
249602
catalog number
65.0425
patent number
100,600
subject
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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