Heating Stove Patent Model

Heating Stove Patent Model

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Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 84,537) of a freestanding, oval cylindrical, base-burning stove on two short feet, made by Stephen Culver of Newark, NY, and patented on December 1, 1868. Tall upper section is topped by a pan or hopper for feeding the magazine and has slotted double doors at its base; short lower section is an ashpit with single slotted door having a sliding shutter. Between the two sections is a grate with divided or double axis handle for horizontal and rotary movement. Rectangular plate engraved with inventor's name, location and invention is attached on front. Tag stored with object is printed and handwritten with patent information.
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Object Name
stove, heating
Date made
patent date
Culver, Stephen
place made
United States: New York, Newark
associated place
United States: New York, Newark
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
copper (finial, nameplate, doors material)
overall: 9 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 24.13 cm x 13.335 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
catalog number
patent number
accession number
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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