Griddle

Griddle

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Description
A pair of removable, circular, hinged plates from a full-scale patent model (U.S. Patent No. 61,478) of a multipurpose, stove-top griddle or gridiron, made by E. J. Smith of Washington, D.C., and patented on January 22, 1867. Two-part, open teardrop-shaped handle; cylindrical hinge. Single gate mark on exterior of both plates. No additional marks on object, but a darkened paper tag tied to handle with white cotton string is handwritten with the patent information for the "Cooking Utensil"; handle also tied with a red or purple wove ribbon.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
griddle
patent year
1867
patent date
1867-01-22
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 14 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 36.5125 cm x 20.955 cm
ID Number
DL.65.0338
catalog number
65.0338
patent number
61478
accession number
249602
subject
Patent Models
Cooking
Food Culture
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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