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Automatic Fire Lighter Patent Model

Automatic Fire Lighter Patent Model

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Currently not on view
Object Name
lighter, fire
date made
1875
patent date of invention
1875-07-13
patent date of clock
1868-12-1
inventor
Curran, Michael
place clockwork made
United States: Connecticut, Waterbury
associated place
United States: New Hampshire, Nashua
Physical Description
brass (clock parts material)
iron or steel (springs; arm support; strike plate or file material)
walnut (clock panel; base material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in x 5 7/8 in; 9.525 cm x 20.0025 cm x 14.9225 cm
ID Number
DL.329540
catalog number
329540
patent number
165,409
accession number
88881
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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