Change Author / Owner : Domestic Boiler Patent Model
Full-size patent model (U.S. Patent No. 150,222) of a domestic boiler, made by Ernest B. Beaumont of Ann Arbor, MI, and patented on April 28, 1874. Consists of a wire-rimmed, lipped, conical cup with a hinged flat lid and braced triangular strap handle soldered to a small, shallow fuel pan on a conical, wire-edged base. Hinges for lid and handle are perpendicular to one another with lip opposite lid hinge; handle can fold inside the cup or on top of lid when in use to prevent it from getting hot. Folded vertical seams. No marks. Three darkened paper tags stored with object are printed and handwritten with patent information.