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Fireplace Heater Patent Model

Fireplace Heater Patent Model

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Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 171,565) of a combination furnace and open grate or fireplace heater, made by David Hayes of Chicago, IL, and patented on December 28, 1875. Heater is in the shape of a fireplace with triangle-patterned frieze and arched opening that is fitted with air chambers and flues fed from the grate. No marks on object, but paper tags tied to grate with red and purple wove ribbon are printed and handwritten with patent information and catalog numbers.
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Object Name
fireplace heater
Date made
patent date
Hayes, David
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
associated place
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
copper (edges of mantel and grate opening material)
overall: 6 1/2 in x 7 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 16.51 cm x 18.7325 cm x 6.985 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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