Sickels Tripping Cut-Off Valve, Patent Model

Description
This model was submitted to the U.S. Patent Office with the application for the patent issued to Frederick E. Sickels, of New York, New York, February 24, 1852, no. 8760.
This model represents a valve chest and drop cut-off valve of the Sickels type in which an adjustable cam operates the catch during the opening movement of the valve so that the valve may be released as near the beginning of the closing movement as is desired. In the earlier cut-offs the catch was operated by the closing movement alone, and the valve could not be tripped until sufficient closing movement had taken place to operate the whole extent of the catch.
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
Object Name
valve, cut-off, model
patent model, valve, cut off
date made
1852
patent date
1852-02-24
inventor
Sickels, Frederick E.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 7/8 in x 12 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in; 53.0225 cm x 31.115 cm x 15.5575 cm
place made
United States: Missouri
associated place
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
MC*308654
catalog number
308654
accession number
89797
patent number
8,760
subject
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
See more items in
Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Bulletin 173
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Related Publication
Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.