Patent Model - Spark-Arrester

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James Cutting (b.1814, d.1867), Patentee
Production date
Jun 26 1849
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Iron, brass
7 1/4 x 5 1/4" (18.4 x 13.3cm)
Cutting's patent has for its objective "to prevent the escape of sparks from the chimneys of steam and other furnaces, particularly for the use of locomotive steam engines, to prevent the escape of ashes and the solid particles constituting smoke." His "invention consists in placing above the top of the chimney a deflecting cap made in the form of an inverted funnel with the outer part bent down all around in a curve to reverberate the products of combustion and force them down..." (Patent Number 6,559)
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