Heating Stove Patent Model

Heating Stove Patent Model

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Patent model (U.S. Patent No. X8,827) of a stove for heating rooms, made by Charles W. Peckham of New Haven, CT, and patented on May 16, 1835. Consists of a vertical rectangular firebox atop a square ash pit with drawer on four, cast, floral-patterned feet; flat, square cover with opening is topped by a rectangular box with smoke pipe. Firebox is mounted backwards. Wove tapes are tied around ash pit and box on cover; another length of tape is secured to a loose piece of unknown purpose stored inside firebox. No marks on object, but two old torn and darkened paper tags tied to purple wove ribbon and string are printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.
Currently not on view
Object Name
stove, model
stove, heating
Date made
patent date
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
brass (ash drawer handle, feet material)
wood (firebox lining material)
overall: 10 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 4 7/8 in; 26.67 cm x 13.335 cm x 12.3825 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object