Patent model, Sawyer electric light switch, US Patent #237,608

Description (Brief):

Model for US Patent 237608, "Switch for Electric Lamps," issued 8 April 1881 to William Sawyer. Round wooden base with five contact screws and covered by a rotating nickel switch cap. Four of the five contacts have copper wire stubs attached. Original Patent Office tag included.

Date Made: 1881

Maker: Sawyer, William E.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.308572Catalog Number: 308572Accession Number: 89797Patent Number: 237608

Object Name: Switchelectrical switchOther Terms: Switch; Components; Power and Lighting; Power and Lighting

Measurements: overall: 1 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in; 4.445 cm x 7.3025 cm


Record Id: nmah_712293

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