Alcohol-Burning Heating Stove Patent Model

Alcohol-Burning Heating Stove Patent Model

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Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 6,107) of an alcohol-burning heating stove made by Thomas K. Anderson of Painted Post, NY, and patented on February 13, 1849. Consists of a reservoir barrel with covered cylindrical gas chamber on top from which a curved supply pipe runs to the bottom opening of an open-ended tapered cylinder placed at the center of the reservoir; an additional U-shaped pipe extends from the gas chamber to tube top. Soft-soldered folded and lapped seams. Supply pipe broken off. One barrel support bent. No marks on object, but a darkened paper tag, torn in half, with purple wove ribbon that is stored with object is printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.
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Object Name
stove, heating
Date made
patent date
Anderson, Thomas K.
place made
United States: New York, Painted Post
associated place
United States: New York, Painted Post
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
copper wire (stopcock handles material)
overall: 8 5/8 in x 4 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in; 21.9075 cm x 10.795 cm x 15.5575 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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