A pair of removable, circular, hinged plates from a full-scale patent model (U.S. Patent No. 61,478) of a multipurpose, stove-top griddle or gridiron, made by E. J. Smith of Washington, D.C., and patented on January 22, 1867. Two-part, open teardrop-shaped handle; cylindrical hinge. Single gate mark on exterior of both plates. No additional marks on object, but a darkened paper tag tied to handle with white cotton string is handwritten with the patent information for the "Cooking Utensil"; handle also tied with a red or purple wove ribbon.

Patent Year: 1867Patent Date: 1867-01-22

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

Subject: Patent ModelsCookingFood Culture


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.65.0338Catalog Number: 65.0338Patent Number: 61478Accession Number: 249602

Object Name: griddle

Physical Description: iron, cast (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/4 in x 14 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 36.5125 cm x 20.955 cm


Record Id: nmah_1455503

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