Cooking Stove Patent Model

Cooking Stove Patent Model

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Description
Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 3,640) of a cooking stove made by Henry W. Camp of Owego, NY and patented on June 24, 1844; finish resembles wood. Features two ovens, one along bottom and the other above it at one side; top plate of stove has four circular holes for cooking vessels, two above the upper oven and two above the firebox. Missing second firebox with grate that slides under hearth at one end. Several oven doors and all four legs gone. Engraved with the inventor's name and location at end with oval smoke pipe hole. Darkened paper tag with purple wove ribbon is printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
stove, cooking
Date made
1844-06-24
patent date
1844-06-24
inventor
Camp, Henry W.
place made
United States: New York, Owego
associated place
United States: New York, Oswego
Physical Description
metal, sheet (overall material)
copper (latches, oven bottom material)
tinned sheet iron (firebox and oven linings material)
tin (firebox and oven linings material)
paint (exterior finish material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 6 1/8 in x 4 1/8 in; 7.62 cm x 15.5575 cm x 10.4775 cm
ID Number
DL.251450
catalog number
251450
patent number
3,640
accession number
48890
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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