Portable Lamp and Stove Patent Model

Portable Lamp and Stove Patent Model

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Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 206,960) of a combination portable or travel lamp and stove, made by Robert Rea Moore of Lewisville, AR, and patented on August 13, 1878. Horizontal rectangular box or case, painted black, has a wood top on removable hinge along one end; a right-hinged door on the opposite end that opens to reveal a circular convex element behind a wire mesh screen; and a sliding door along one side. Object is tied together with red wove ribbon. Paper card inscribed with inventor's name pinned to top; model maker's name stamped on sliding door. Paper tags tied to hinge pin with purple wove ribbon and string are printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.
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Object Name
Date made
patent date
Moore, Robert R.
place made
United States: Arkansas, Lewisville
place patent model made
United States: New York, New York City
associated place
United States: Arkansas, Lewisville
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
wood (top material)
paint (exterior finish material)
mesh, iron (screen material)
brass (hardware material)
overall: 4 3/4 in x 6 in x 4 1/8 in; 12.065 cm x 15.24 cm x 10.4775 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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