Giffard-Sellers Injector, Patent Model

Description
This model was submitted to the U.S. Patent Office with the application for the patent issued to William Sellers, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 21, 1863, no. 39313.
William Sellers, who introduced the Giffard injector into the United States in 1860, immediately invented useful improvements in its construction. This model incorporates an improvement in the packing between the steam and water chambers and effects a material reduction in the length of the whole injector.
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
1860
patent date
1863-07-21
inventor
Sellers, William
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
associated place
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
overall - from catalog card: 6 in x 6 in x 14 in; 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm x 35.56 cm
overall: 5 in x 5 7/8 in x 14 in; 12.7 cm x 14.9225 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
MC.309367
catalog number
309367
accession number
89797
patent number
39,313
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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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