Invention for Improvement in Cooking Utensils

Description (Brief)
Packard’s improvement in “Cooking Utensils,” her only patented invention, included a new design for a frying pan using rounded recesses to keep eggs in place on the pan while cooking.
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Object Name
frying pan
pan, frying
date patented
patent date
Packard, Elizabeth L.
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
overall: 3 1/4 in x 15 1/2 in x 10 7/8 in; 8.255 cm x 39.37 cm x 27.6225 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Stoughton
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Stoughton
ID Number
catalog number
patent number
accession number
Family & Social Life
Domestic Furnishings
Invention and the Patent Model
Patent Models
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Patent Models
Invention and the Patent Model
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Smithsonian Institution

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