C. F. Spencer Kerosene Lamp Patent Model


Patented on August 20, 1878, this lamp is the invention of lamp maker Charles F. Spencer. Until 1880 the U.S. Patent Office required both documentation and a three-dimensional working model to demonstrate every invention submitted for a patent. Although it now shows signs of rust and wear, this lamp once served as Spencer’s patent model for an innovative approach to lighting.

Patent Date: 1878-08-20

Inventor: Spencer, Charles F.

Associated Place: United States: New York, Rochester

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Cultures & Communities, American Enterprise, Domestic Furnishings

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.331372Catalog Number: 331372Patent Number: 207,314

Object Name: lampObject Type: Lighting DevicesPatent ModelLighting DevicesOther Terms: lamp; Lighting Devices; Kerosene

Physical Description: metal, white (base material)metal, white (burner material)metal, white (thumb wheel material)

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-fd80-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_305002

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