Patent Model - Improvement in Steam-Traps

Maker and role
James Hodges (b.1823, d.1924), Patentee
John Harway, Assignee
James Hodges (b.1823, d.1924), Assignee
Production date
Oct 21 1873
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Object detail

Iron, brass, paint
11 1/2 x 10 x 3" (29.2 x 25.4 x 7.6cm)
Hodges' patent "relates to a tubular slide valve operated by a float, and so balanced that it operates with equal freedom under any pressure. This slide-valve and float are applied in a metallic case that has screw-plugs or valves for regulating the speed of the discharge water of condensation, and for blowing out obstructions." (Patent Number 143,761)
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