Camp Stove Patent Model

Camp Stove Patent Model

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Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 44,617) of a camp stove, made by Jacob Dunton of Philadelphia, PA, and patented on October 11, 1864. Consists of an open-bottom rectangular casing with circular opening for an internal reservoir with spigot; sliding damper below spigot at one end and a covered chimney or smoke pipe at the other. Oval carrying handles at both ends of top. Missing cover for reservoir mouth. No marks on object, but tag with purple wove ribbon tied to carrying handle is printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.
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Object Name
stove, camp
Date made
patent date
Dunton, Jacob
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
associated place
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
brass (handles material)
overall: 10 7/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 7 7/8 in; 27.6225 cm x 9.8425 cm x 20.0025 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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