C. F. Spencer Kerosene Lamp Patent Model

Description:

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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