Patent Model - Improvement in Electro-Heating Apparatus

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W. Burton, Patentee
Production date
Mar 12 1869
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Wood, copper
1 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 6 1/2" (3.2 x 31.8 x 16.5cm)
Burton's patent is intended for "heating railway-carriages, by means of heated metallic plates placed under the feet of passengers." It "consists in providing an electrical conducting-coil, or chain, with intervals of small conducting-power, in traversing which the electricity will be caused to evolve heat..." (Patent Number 88,006)
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