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Steamheat Cooking Stove Patent Model

Steamheat Cooking Stove Patent Model

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Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 225,240) of a cooking stove designed for use with the Holly system of steamheating, made by Samuel Silsbee of Cincinnati, OH and patented on March 9, 1880. Painted black. Features an oven with plain top plate and stepped or raised steamtable with two circular holes for cooking vessels. Missing its superheater which connected to the two pipes on one side. No marks on object, but darkened paper tags tied to stove door handle with red or purple wove ribbon are printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.
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Object Name
stove, cooking
Date made
patent date
place made
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (pipes material)
paint (exterior finish material)
overall: 5 1/2 in x 4 1/8 in x 6 5/8 in; 13.97 cm x 10.4775 cm x 16.8275 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
patent number
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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