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Catalog Number 58.7
Object Name Stove
Title Model of Stove
Artist Unknown
Date 1790-97
Description Wood and cardboard model of stove. Three levels, including an upper chamber, probably for hot air, as well as the fire and ash boxes. There is no communication between the three chambers, nor between them and the double chimney consisting of two concentric flues. All walls are double. Two wire pulls. Side and top are labeled "Presented 3 November 1797" in handwritten ink. Two red seals are affixed to top of box, with monogram "AC."
Label In 1796, the APS held a contest to develop inexpensive and sturdy stoves and fireplaces to serve the needs of the "poorer class of people." This model, while intended for the contest, was submitted in November 1797, after the deadline had passed. Though the model was once associated with Charles Willson Peale, the identity of the anonymous contestant cannot be proved.
Dimensions H-17.5 W-9.188 D-7 inches
Credit line American Philosophical Society
Search Terms 18th century
eighteenth century