Parlor Stove Patent Model

Parlor Stove Patent Model

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Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 7,973) of an air-tight Franklin stove, made by Rensselaer D. Granger of Albany, NY, and patented on March 11, 1851; painted black. Vertical rectangular stove has lattice- and fretwork on front, top and sides; two rows of vertical slots on back. Bottom parts of stove are broken off and stored with object; grate and sliding damper missing. No marks on object, but old paper tags inside firebox and stored separately are printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.
Patent drawing illustrates stove on a scroll-sided hearth on four scrolled legs.
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Object Name
stove, parlor
Date made
patent date
Granger, Rensselaer D.
place made
United States: New York, Albany
associated place
United States: New York, Albany
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (flue material)
overall: 6 5/8 in x 6 5/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 16.8275 cm x 16.8275 cm x 8.5725 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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