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Fireplace Patent Model

Fireplace Patent Model

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Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 249) of a freestanding fireplace with grate that has three horizontal radiators placed above the mantel, made by Roger M. Sherman of Fairfield, CT, and patented on June 30, 1837. One flue with damper that connects directly from the grate to the chimney and three separate flues with dampers open into the radiators. Maker's name engraved on back. Patent information printed and handwritten on original patent tag glued to index card stored with object and on reproduction patent tag tied to grate with red wove ribbon.
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Object Name
Date made
patent date
Sherman, Roger M.
place made
United States: Connecticut, Fairfield
associated place
United States: Connecticut, Fairfield
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
cotton (tag material)
tin (overall material)
wire (grate material)
paper (tag material)
overall: 4 1/8 in x 3 in x 1 1/2 in; 10.4775 cm x 7.62 cm x 3.81 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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