Portable Oven Patent Model

Description:

Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 34,726) of a portable bake oven, made by George W. Ayres of Rahway, NJ, and patented on March 18, 1862. Consists of a double-shelled, round-arched body with door at one end on a flat, hollow base containing two furnaces or fireboxes with perforated sides, one running the width of each end, and a diagonal reflector between them. The inner shell is a flue surrounding the oven with two chimneys of smoke pipes. The outer shell is an insulating cavity to be filled with sand; openings for filling and emptying its contents are at the middle of each side. No marks on object, but paper tags tied with red wove ribbon to one smoke pipe and stored with object are printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.

Date Made: 1862-03-18Patent Date: 1862-03-18

Inventor: Ayers, George W.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, RahwayAssociated Place: United States: New Jersey, Rahway

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.251517Accession Number: 48890Patent Number: 34726Catalog Number: 251517

Object Name: oven, modeloven, bake, portable

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 7/8 in x 7 1/4 in x 11 3/4 in; 22.5425 cm x 18.415 cm x 29.845 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-478f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_834187

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