Object Detail


Maker and Role
Rufus Porter (b.1792, d.1884), Patentee
Description
Porter's "new and useful machine for giving early notice of accidental Fires" uses a clock-spring to activate an alarm bell. (Patent number: 1,915)

Rufus Porter was not only an inventor, he was an artist and the founder of Scientific American magazine.
Collection
E. Tunnicliff Fox Collection
Date
Dec 28 1840
Currently on Display
No
Object No
61.47.383

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