Rhodes Steam Generator, Patent Model

Description
This model was submitted to the U.S. Patent Office with the application for the patent issued to William K. Rhodes, of Portland, Maine, June 29, 1869, no. 91869.
The model represents a horizontal inclined water-tube boiler with solid headers and horizontal baffling. Each header is constructed with its outside face vertical and the tube sheet perpendicular to the tubes so that the front header has a larger volume at the top to be used as a steam reservoir, while the back header has a larger volume at the bottom for water.
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
date made
1869
patent date
1869-06-29
inventor
Rhodes, William K.
place made
United States: Maine, Portland
associated place
United States: Maine, Portland
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 9 in; 24.13 cm x 24.13 cm x 22.86 cm
overall-from catalog card: 7 in x 10 in x 9 in; 17.78 cm x 25.4 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
MC.309210
catalog number
309210
accession number
89797
patent number
91,869
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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