Patent model for William Curran, “Improved Depurator,” U.S. Patent 87,247 (Feb. 23, 1869). Depurator means one who, or that, cleanses.

William Curran, of St. Louis, Mo., obtained another patent for a similar device several years later. See William Curran, “Improvement in Depurator-Baths,” U.S. Patent 180,238 (July 25, 1876).

Date Made: 1869

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.0087.01Accession Number: 1999.0087Catalog Number: 1999.0087.01Patent Number: 87,247

Object Name: depurator, patent modeldepurator, patent model (steam bath)

Physical Description: copper (overall material)steel (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 27.5 cm x 15.3 cm x 22.7 cm; 10 13/16 in x 6 in x 8 15/16 inoverall: 10 3/4 in x 9 in x 6 in; 27.305 cm x 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_335315

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