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Fireplace Patent Model

Fireplace Patent Model

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Description
Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 1,001) of a portable, enclosed, trapezoidal coal grate with mica doors on two scroll-ended battens, made by James Atwater of New Haven, CT, and patented on November 9, 1838. Surround incised with geometric designs. Maker's name lightly incised in cursive on top. No patent tags.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
grate, coal
Date made
1838-11-09
patent date
1838-11-09
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
mica (glazing material)
Measurements
overall: 6 5/8 in x 7 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 16.8275 cm x 19.685 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
DL.251498
catalog number
251498
accession number
48890
patent number
1001
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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