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Model, Boiler, late 19th century

Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 6 in; 25.4 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
boiler
boiler, model
Date made:
late 19th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Herbert Wadsworth, Avon, New York
ID Number:
TR.310477
Catalog number:
310477
Accession number:
119413
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Ship Models
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843828
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Clothing Set: 19th Century Skirt

Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Lt. Charles Wilkes  Search this
Length:
84cm
Width:
46.5cm
Culture:
Peruvian  Search this
Object Type:
Skirt
Place:
Callao, Peru, South America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1838
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E5693-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8469881

Clothing Set: 19th Century Hood or Veil

Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Lt. Charles Wilkes  Search this
Unknown:
61cm
60cm
Culture:
Peruvian  Search this
Object Type:
Veil
Place:
Callao, Peru, South America
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1838
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E5693-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8469880
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19th century African-American Literature Collection

Names:
African Methodist Episcopal Church  Search this
First African Baptist Church (Savannah, Ga.)  Search this
Knights of Pythias  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet ((30 books))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Date:
circa 1800 - circa 1898
Summary:
This collection, which dates from the 19th century, contains 30 books written by or concerning African-Americans. The books are largely non-fiction and include material relating to African-American churches and evangelists, fraternal organizations, prominent members of the African-American Community, former slaves, education and self-improvement. Also present are several volumes of poetry, a tax ledger and a volume concerning patents.
Formatted Contents note:
Life and times of Frederick Douglass, written by himself -- Duplicate copy of the souvenir from the Afro-American league of Tennessee to Hon. James M. Ashley of Ohio... -- Myrtilla Miner, a memoir -- A narrative of the life and travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince -- A list of patents granted by the United States from April 10, 1790... -- Comly's spelling and reading book -- Poems written during the progress of the abolition question in the United States... -- The Black phalanx -- Progress of a race; or, the remarkable advancement of the Afro-American Negro from the bondage of slavery... -- Africa and America; addresses and discourses -- A discourse, delivered on the death of Capt. Paul Cuffe -- An apology for African Methodism -- History of the Knights of Pythias -- The college of life; or, practical self-educator, a manual of self-improvement for the colored race... -- The Rev. J.W. Loguen, as a slave and as a freeman -- Behind the scenes -- The story of Archer Alexander from slavery to freedom, March 30, 1863 -- From slave cabin to pulpit: the autobiography of Rev. Peter Randolph -- Uncle Tom's story of his life from 1789-1877 -- Poems on various subjects, religious and moral -- Men of mark: eminent, progressive and rising -- [Tax ledger] -- A memorial discourse by Rev. Henry Highland Grant -- My recollections of African M.E. Ministers -- William Lloyd Garrison: the abolitionist -- Annals of the First African church in the United States of America... -- How to get and keep churches out of debt... -- Code and the discipline of the African Methodist Episcopalian Zion Church -- History of the First African Baptist Church -- An autobiography: the story of the Lord's dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the colored evangelist.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
African American religious leaders  Search this
Slavery -- United States  Search this
Freedmen  Search this
Slaves  Search this
American poetry -- African American authors  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
19th century African-American literature collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-107
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-107

1838 Bigelow's Patent Model of a Loom

Inventor:
Bigelow, Erastus Brigham  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (mechanisms material)
Object Name:
loom patent model
Associated place:
United States: Massachusetts, West Boylston
Model constructed:
before 1838-01-06
Patent date:
1838-01-06
Subject:
Patent Models  Search this
Invention  Search this
Related Publication:
Janssen, Barbara Suit. Patent Models Index
ID Number:
TE.T11411.128
Accession number:
89797
Catalog number:
T11411.128
Patent number:
546
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
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Patent Models, Textile Machinery
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1070864

Patent Model for Paper Bag Machine

Maker:
Knight, Margaret E.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 3/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 12 3/16 in; 16.2052 cm x 17.145 cm x 30.9372 cm
Object Name:
patent model
Object Type:
papermaking
Date made:
ca 1879
Patent date:
1879-10-28
Related Publication:
Harris, Elizabeth M.. Patent Models in the Graphic Arts Collection
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
Pravel, Gambrell, Hewitt, Kirk, Kimball, and Dodge
ID Number:
1980.0004.01
Accession number:
1980.0004
Catalog number:
1980.0004.01
GA*89797.220925
Patent number:
220925
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
National Treasures exhibit
Artifact Walls exhibit
Communications
Patent Models
Food
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Exhibition:
Inventive Minds
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_214303
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Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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The Scandalous Story Behind the Provocative 19th-Century Sculpture "Greek Slave"

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:53:51 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_7c5aa86a299c133fc78cd1bfe900013f

France, 19th Century, Patents

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer OF, Folder 520800-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref7528

Sewing Machine Patent Model

Object Name:
sewing machine patent model
ID Number:
TE.T6355
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
99743
Catalog number:
T6355
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
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Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_766775

Patent Model, Life Boat

Patentee:
Francis, Joseph  Search this
Inventor:
Francis, Joseph  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
paint (surface material)
copper alloy (parts material)
ferrous (parts material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/4 in x 6 in x 26 1/2 in; 10.795 cm x 15.24 cm x 67.31 cm
Object Name:
patent model, lifeboat
life boat, patent model
Associated place:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1841
Patent date:
1841-03-26
Related event:
Expansion and Reform  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
ID Number:
TR.308542
Catalog number:
308542
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
2,018
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
On the Water exhibit
Transportation
Exhibition:
On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843790

Negative Log Book Number 11, (78-16863 to 79-13777)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1978
1978-1979
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB11]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367108
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Melt-Proof Chocolate, 3D Printed Gummies and Other Fascinating Candy Patents

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:01:47 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_dcff85ec08aed20c0216889acdd45be8

Aaron W. Hempleman's 1876 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Patentee:
Hempleman, Aaron W.  Search this
Transfer:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  Search this
Inventor:
Hempleman, Aaron W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in x 8 in; 19.685 cm x 19.685 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
model
desk model
Referenced in patent specifications:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1876
Patent date:
1876-05-23
Subject:
Education  Search this
Patent Models  Search this
ID Number:
CL.65.0399
Catalog number:
65.0399
Accession number:
249602
Patent number:
177,835
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Cultural and Community Life: Education
Cultures & Communities
American History Education Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_664184
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William Joeckel's 1861 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Patentee:
Joeckel, William H.  Search this
Transfer:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  Search this
Inventor:
Joeckel, William H.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
iron (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in x 7 in; 24.13 cm x 17.145 cm x 17.78 cm
desk: 4 3/4 in x 7 in x 6 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 17.78 cm x 17.145 cm
seat: 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
model
seat model
desk and seat model
Referenced in patent specifications:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1861
Patent date:
1861-12-24
Subject:
Patent Models  Search this
ID Number:
CL.65.0512
Catalog number:
65.0512
Accession number:
249602
Patent number:
33,994
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Cultural and Community Life: Education
Cultures & Communities
American History Education Collection
Exhibition:
Inventing In America
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_679729
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Negative Log Book Number 6, (74-1 to 74-12340)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1974
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB06]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367103
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Patent Office - South Model Hall

Artist:
E. Totherick, active late 19th Century  Search this
Publisher:
John F. Jarvis, active 1875 - 1886?  Search this
Associated Institution:
U.S. Patent Office  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8.1 x 15.4cm (3 3/16 x 6 1/16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\District of Columbia
Date:
c. 1870
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Photographic format\Stereograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.POB53
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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edanmdm:npg_NPG.POB53

William Wooten's 1869 School Desk and Seat Patent Model of School Desk and Seat

Patentee:
Wooton, William S.  Search this
Transfer:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  Search this
Inventor:
Wooton, William S.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 7 in; 19.05 cm x 24.13 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
school desk
model
desk model
Referenced in patent specifications:
United States: Indiana, Richmond
Date made:
1869
Associated date:
1868
Patent date:
1869-03-02
Subject:
Education  Search this
Patent Models  Search this
ID Number:
CL.249602.581
Catalog number:
249602.581
Accession number:
249602
Patent number:
87,386
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Cultural and Community Life: Education
Cultures & Communities
American History Education Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_660961
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The Patents Designed to Make Carving Your Pumpkin a Little Less Messy

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:45:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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Patent Model, Life Boat

Patentee:
Francis, Joseph  Search this
Manufacturer:
Novelty Iron Works  Search this
Inventor:
Francis, Joseph  Search this
Physical Description:
copper or brass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 2 ft; x .6096 m
Object Name:
patent model, lifeboat
Associated place:
United States: New York, New York City
Life boat used for rescue:
Atlantic Ocean
Date made:
1858
Patent date:
1858-03-23
Related event:
Expansion and Reform  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
ID Number:
TR.308546
Catalog number:
308546
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
19,693
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Work and Industry: Maritime
On the Water exhibit
Transportation
Exhibition:
On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_844264
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