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Heating Stove Patent Model

Heating Stove Patent Model

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Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 101,385) of a cylindrical base-burning fireplace stove or heater with square face plate that fills the fireplace opening and radiating flues that form a separate semicircular back, made by Samuel B. Sexton of Baltimore, MD, and patented on March 29, 1870. Stove features a domed cover with oval chute to the magazine, an ornamental collar and large circular air inlet openings in front of firebox. No marks on object, but darkened paper patent tags tied with purple wove ribbon and white string are printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.
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Object Name
stove, heating
fireplace heater
Date made
patent date
Sexton, Samuel B.
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
associated place
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
copper (ornamental collar material)
tin (overall material)
overall: 4 1/2 in x 5 in x 3 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 12.7 cm x 9.525 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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