"Puritan" Gas Stove


Single-burner gas stove and heater featuring a removable, openwork, domed crown with scroll finial; a brass scalloped-edge cap; a vertical, cylindrical shell or casing pierced with two rows of dots and pointed drops near top and one row at base; and a three-foot base decorated with Eastlake- or Art Nouveau-style anthemion and fan motifs incorporating "PURITAN" at front center. Two-pane mica door on front is framed by a plaque with "No 2 / CLEVELAND FDY CO" and "CLEVELAND O." cast in raised letters above and below. Rectangular riveted-on plaque at center below cap reads "PATENTED / JULY 31.94". The threaded connector for the supply valve extends out above the back foot.

Charles Whittingham of Cleveland, OH, received U.S. Patent No. D23,531 for his "Design for Gas-Heaters" on July 31, 1894. The design depicted in the patent application is for a larger heater, possibly Puritan No. 3; No. 2 appears to be a smaller version. The Cleveland Foundry Company of Cleveland, OH, manufactured heaters and cook-stoves under the "Puritan" brand name.

Date Made: ca 1894

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Ohio, ClevelandPlace Used: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

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Credit Line: Gift of Waggaman-Brawner Realty Corporation (through William W. Brawner)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.0212CCatalog Number: 60.0212CAccession Number: 226327

Object Name: stove, gas

Physical Description: steel (overall material)Measurements: overall: 18 3/8 in x 12 in x 10 1/4 in; 46.6725 cm x 30.48 cm x 26.035 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-8f60-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1452870

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