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Fire Kindler Patent Model

Fire Kindler Patent Model

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Location
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Object Name
kindler, fire
date made
ca 1868
patent date
1869-02-09
inventor
Lowe, John W.
associated place
United States: Iowa, Ottumwa
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (frame; handle; wick tube; corrugated strip and ends on container material)
sheet brass (container; screw cap material)
iron, wrought (pawl or catch material)
cotton (wick material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in x 5 5/8 in; 13.97 cm x 20.955 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
DL.329554
catalog number
329554
patent number
86,767
accession number
88881
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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