Bread or Loaf Pan

Bread or Loaf Pan

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Description
Tubular or cylindrical baking pan with rounded ends; made in two long halves that lock together. Each half has a continuous, horizontal flange with folded rim, that on the top with a pivoting latch riveted at front center and two slots cut along the back, while that on the bottom has two tabs riveted along its back. The bottom tabs fit into the top slots, and the top latch fits under the bottom flange to lock the pan shut. Both halves are identically stamped at back center (the top rightside-up and the bottom upside-down) "(flourish) IDEAL (flourish) / (flourish) PAT. APL'D. FOR. (flourish)", in incuse sans serif letters.
George W. Knapp of Baltimore, MD, designed this pan to evenly bake loaves of bread or cake. He received U.S. Patent No. 27,486 on August 3, 1897.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
pan, baking
date made
1897
patent filing date
1897-04-14
patent date
1897-08-03
place made
United States
place invented
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in x 5 in; 9.525 cm x 33.3375 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
DL.251349.0053
catalog number
251349.0053
accession number
251349
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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