Fireplace Patent Model

Fireplace Patent Model

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 1,578) of a fireplace, complete with surround and overmantel, that is fitted with curved and straight plates inside the chimney to prevent outside air flow into the fireplace; made by Homer Roberts of Delhi, NY, and patented on April 30, 1840. Nailed construction. Parts broken off and missing. Painted across mantel frieze "H. ROBERTS". Maker's name and location inscribed on outside back of chimney. Old, torn and taped tag stored separately is printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fireplace, model
Date made
1840-04-30
patent date
1840-04-30
inventor
Roberts, Homer
place made
United States: New York, Delhi
associated place
United States: New York, Delhi
Physical Description
iron (fireplace box material)
pine (fireplace surround, overmantel material)
paint (exterior finish material)
tin (fireplace box material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 8 in x 4 3/8 in; 22.86 cm x 20.32 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
DL.251499
catalog number
251499
patent number
1,578
accession number
48890
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object