Vulcan Gas Stove

Single-burner gas stove and heater consisting of a cylindrical, perforated outer shell or casing containing a conical incandescent member; brass supply valve with threaded connector at back. Rubber hose wrapped around base. Cast, removable grill top has "PAT. / APP'D. / FOR" and "VULCAN (arched) / 345" in raised sans serif letters inside ovals on opposite sides of the open-scroll border. Cast shell-and-scroll base with four feet has "W. H. CRANE (arched) / CO. / N. Y." in raised sans serif letters on one side.
John M. Brock of New York, NY, assignor to William H. Crane Company, also of New York, NY, filed his application for the design of this gas stove on September 16, 1907, and received U.S. Patent No. 978,127 for it on December 6, 1910. W. H. Crane manufactured gas appliances under the "Vulcan" brand name.
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Object Name
stove, gas
date made
ca 1907-1910
Physical Description
steel (casing material)
iron (cap; base material)
brass (valve material)
overall: 16 1/2 in x 13 3/4 in x 8 7/8 in; 41.91 cm x 34.925 cm x 22.5425 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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