Bramwell Valve, Patent Model

Description
This model was submitted to the U.S. Patent Office with the application for the patent issued to William Bramwell, of New York, New York, June 14, 1859, no. 24639.
The model represents a valve in which a gate swinging upon a horizontal axis is opened or closed by means of a band wheel, vertical screw, and toggle link.
The gate of the valve is a conical plug that swings on an arm from a pivot above it. When closed the gate fits a conical seat in the valve body; when opened it swings up into the top of the valve body practically clear of the passages. The peculiar feature of the valve is the arrangement of parts, which permits the closing of a swing-gate valve by means of a hand wheel and screw.
Reference:
This description comes from the 1939 Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States Museum Bulletin 173 by Frank A. Taylor.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1859
patent date
1859-06-14
inventor
Bramwell, William
place made
United States: New York, New York
associated place
United States: New York, New York
Measurements
overall: 11 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 16.51 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
ER.309251
accession number
89797
catalog number
309251
patent number
24,369
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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