Refrigerator patent model made by Thomas Elkins

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  • Image for Refrigerator patent model made by Thomas Elkins
  • Image for Refrigerator patent model made by Thomas Elkins
  • Image for Refrigerator patent model made by Thomas Elkins
  • Image for Refrigerator patent model made by Thomas Elkins
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Created by
Elkins, Thomas, American
Medium
metal , ceramic , paint , wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4 x 3 15/16 x 9 3/4 in. (10.2 x 10 x 24.8 cm)
Type
models (representations)
Date
1879
Description
A patent model of Thomas Elkins' refrigerator design. The model is metal with ceramic interior. The exterior is tarnished and has a design on the top. On one end there is a spout that looks like a funnel. There is a wood base with eighteen holes in the bottom of the model.
Topic
African American
Design
Technology
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.113.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture