Hot Water Heater Patent Model


Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 116,620) of a steam and hot water heater, made by Nathan Middleton and Stephen Morris of Philadelphia, PA, and patented on July 4, 1871. Painted black. Consists of a straight tapered, hexagonal boiler formed by six staves or compartments individually connected to the tank by six elbow pipes. Four circular holes on opposite side of tank receive pipes to radiators; single supply pipe at top corner of one side. No marks on object, but old darkened paper tags tied to purple (faded) ribbon are printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.

Date Made: 1871-07-04Patent Date: 1871-07-04

Inventor: Middleton, NathanMorris, Stephen

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaAssociated Place: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.251777Catalog Number: 251777Patent Number: 116,620Accession Number: 48890

Object Name: heater, hot water

Physical Description: iron (overall material)wood (float in tank material)paint (exterior finish material)Measurements: overall: 9 3/8 in x 5 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 23.8125 cm x 13.6525 cm x 13.97 cm


Record Id: nmah_306470

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