Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 7,973) of an air-tight Franklin stove, made by Rensselaer D. Granger of Albany, NY, and patented on March 11, 1851; painted black. Vertical rectangular stove has lattice- and fretwork on front, top and sides; two rows of vertical slots on back. Bottom parts of stove are broken off and stored with object; grate and sliding damper missing. No marks on object, but old paper tags inside firebox and stored separately are printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.
Patent drawing illustrates stove on a scroll-sided hearth on four scrolled legs.
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