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Description
Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 304) of a cooking stove with an elevated, stepped-back oven on three legs, made by David W. Barker of Clyde, NY, and patented on July 29, 1837. Open oven, designed to have sliding or folding doors on front and back, is enclosed by a flue at sides and top that is fed by the stove. Faint markings (either incised or inscribed) include "[D.W.] Barker" to left of smoke pipe opening, two circles on bottom inside oven, two more circles marked "Griddle" on stove top, and "Slide pan" on hearth. Soft soldered lapped seams. Two darkened paper tags tied to eye hook on oven front with white string are printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
oven
Date made
1837-07-29
patent date
1837-07-29
inventor
Barker, David W.
place made
United States: New York, Clyde
associated place
United States: New York, Clyde
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 4 1/8 in x 5 in; 13.97 cm x 10.4775 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
DL.251511
catalog number
251511
patent number
304
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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