Fireplace Patent Model


Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 249) of a freestanding fireplace with grate that has three horizontal radiators placed above the mantel, made by Roger M. Sherman of Fairfield, CT, and patented on June 30, 1837. One flue with damper that connects directly from the grate to the chimney and three separate flues with dampers open into the radiators. Maker's name engraved on back. Patent information printed and handwritten on original patent tag glued to index card stored with object and on reproduction patent tag tied to grate with red wove ribbon.

Date Made: 1837-06-30Patent Date: 1837-06-30

Inventor: Sherman, Roger M.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, FairfieldAssociated Place: United States: Connecticut, Fairfield

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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.251496Catalog Number: 251496Patent Number: 249Accession Number: 48890

Object Name: fireplacegrate

Physical Description: iron (overall material)cotton (tag material)tin (overall material)wire (grate material)paper (tag material)Measurements: overall: 4 1/8 in x 3 in x 1 1/2 in; 10.4775 cm x 7.62 cm x 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_311820

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