Giffard-Sellers Injector, Patent Model

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.
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.
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Object Name
gauge, steam, model
injector, steam, model
patent model, injector, steam
date made
patent date
Sellers, William
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
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
associated place
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
patent number
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
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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

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