Coffeepot Patent Model

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Description
Full-size patent model (U.S. Patent No. 175,339) of a dual-chamber coffeepot with an internal cylindrical pot enclosed by a pit-bottom boiler or water reservoir to prevent the coffee from burning, made by Marilla H. Curtis of Toledo, OH, and patented on March 28, 1876. Pot has a vented, low-domed cover and is perforated at V-shaped spout with hinged lid, while the U-shaped spout below the molded bandon body opens into the reservoir and is partially covered by a small hinged lid to permit steam to escape. Reinforced strap bail handle swings on riveted ears; two strap assist or lifting handles are on opposite sides near bottom. All seams folded. No marks on object, but two darkened and torn paper tags tied to spout lid with red or purple (faded) wove ribbon are printed and handwritten with the patent information for the "Coffee Pot".
Location
Currently not on view
patent date
1876-03-28
place made
United States
associated place
United States: Ohio, Toledo
Physical Description
iron, tinned sheet (overall material)
wire, iron (rims; edges material)
copper (pit bottom material)
porcelain (cover and lid knobs material)
Measurements
overall: 11 5/8 in x 11 3/8 in x 9 in; 29.5275 cm x 28.8925 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
DL.69.0066
catalog number
69.0066
accession number
280127
patent number
75339
subject
Beverages
Daily Life
Food Culture
Kitchen utensils
Patent Models
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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