Coffeepot Patent Model

Description:

Full-size patent model (U.S. Patent No. 175,339) of a dual-chamber coffeepot with an internal cylindrical pot enclosed by a pit-bottom boiler or water reservoir to prevent the coffee from burning, made by Marilla H. Curtis of Toledo, OH, and patented on March 28, 1876. Pot has a vented, low-domed cover and is perforated at V-shaped spout with hinged lid, while the U-shaped spout below the molded bandon body opens into the reservoir and is partially covered by a small hinged lid to permit steam to escape. Reinforced strap bail handle swings on riveted ears; two strap assist or lifting handles are on opposite sides near bottom. All seams folded. No marks on object, but two darkened and torn paper tags tied to spout lid with red or purple (faded) wove ribbon are printed and handwritten with the patent information for the "Coffee Pot".

Patent Date: 1876-03-28

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United StatesAssociated Place: United States: Ohio, Toledo

Subject: BeveragesDaily LifeFood CultureKitchen utensilsPatent Models

Subject:

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

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.69.0066Catalog Number: 69.0066Accession Number: 280127Patent Number: 75339

Object Name: coffeepotObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: iron, tinned sheet (overall material)wire, iron (rims; edges material)copper (pit bottom material)porcelain (cover and lid knobs material)Measurements: overall: 11 5/8 in x 11 3/8 in x 9 in; 29.5275 cm x 28.8925 cm x 22.86 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-a5ee-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_310678

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