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Portable Water Heater Patent Model

Portable Water Heater Patent Model

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Description
Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 26,595) of a portable, alcohol or spirit water heater for household and travel use, made by James M. Jay and John Danner of Canton, OH, and patented on December 27, 1859. Consists of a circular, three-part, collapsible burner with slotted top and bottom sections; a water reservoir pan with fustrum of a cone at center; and a flat, friction-fit cover with tag on outside bearing maker's name, place and date. Original patent tag and two reproduction tags with red wove ribbon are printed and handwritten with patent information and object numbers.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
heater, water
Date made
1859-12-27
patent date
1859-12-27
inventor
Jay, James
Danner, John
place made
United States: Ohio, Canton
associated place
United States: Alabama, Canton Bend
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
copper (pins material)
metal, white (nametag material)
Measurements
overall: 1 5/8 in x 5 3/8 in; 4.1275 cm x 13.6525 cm
ID Number
DL.251774
accession number
48890
patent number
26,595
catalog number
251774
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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