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"Humphrey Gas Iron" trivet

"Humphrey Gas Iron" trivet

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Description
Double-pointed gas iron trivet with the model and manufacturer's names cast in around "H 2 H", each in its own circle, at center. Four peg legs; no handle. Closed railing.
Maker is The General Specialty Co. of Buffalo, NY; dates in business needs further research. George A. Humphrey of New York, NY, received U.S. Patent No. 1063350 on 3 June 1913 for his "Self-Heating Sad-Iron".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trivet, gas iron
date made
ca 1913
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 7 3/4 in x 4 1/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 19.685 cm x 10.4775 cm
ID Number
2014.0004.107
accession number
2014.0004
catalog number
2014.0004.107
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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