Patent Model - Improvement in Ventilating Buildings, Vessels, &c.

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Francis Norton, Patentee
Production date
Jun 24 1879
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Brass, copper
6 x 16 x 5" (15.2 x 40.6 x 12.7cm)
Norton's patent "consists of a system of pipes connected with apartments to be cleared of foul air, and communicating, through a clapper-valve and flexible or jointed or sliding pipe, with an exhausting and forcing device consisting of a water-bell, to which a vertical reciprocating motion is imparted by any suitable means - as, for example, a beam operated by a steam or water engine or other motor." (Patent Number 216,804)
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