Shopping for Schoolteachers
A.S. Barnes & Company, Grand Illustrated Catalogue of the Educational Publications and School Furniture, Apparatus, etc. New York & Chicago: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1877.
Along with many other educational tools, A.S. Barnes & Co. offered school furniture manufactured by The National School Furniture Company. Why purchase their desk? It is ergonomic: “Conformation to the shape of the person, to prevent unhealthful growth and ungraceful attitudes.” It is convertible: “occupying as it does when folded, only nine inches of space.” It even will help students study by providing “facility of access to every scholar.”