Domestic Boiler Patent Model

Full-size patent model (U.S. Patent No. 150,222) of a domestic boiler, made by Ernest B. Beaumont of Ann Arbor, MI, and patented on April 28, 1874. Consists of a wire-rimmed, lipped, conical cup with a hinged flat lid and braced triangular strap handle soldered to a small, shallow fuel pan on a conical, wire-edged base. Hinges for lid and handle are perpendicular to one another with lip opposite lid hinge; handle can fold inside the cup or on top of lid when in use to prevent it from getting hot. Folded vertical seams. No marks. Three darkened paper tags stored with object are printed and handwritten with patent information.
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Object Name
boiler, domestic
patent date
Beaumont, Ernest B.
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
overall: 6 1/2 in x 6 3/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 16.51 cm x 16.1925 cm x 13.0175 cm
place made
United States: Michigan, Ann Arbor
associated place
United States: Michigan, Ann Arbor
ID Number
catalog number
patent number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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