Patent Model - Improvement in Combined Fire-Place and Furnace
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Reason Wiley (b.1825, d.1890), Patentee
Aug 29 1876
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Wood, tin, brass, paint
10 x 12 x 7 1/2" (25.4 x 30.5 x 19.1cm)
Wiley's invention "relates to a novel combination of a fire-place and a heating-furnace, by which rooms adjacent to and above that in which the fire-place is situated may be warmed; and it is an improvement in that class of devices known as fire-place heaters. It consists of a peculiarly-constructed back for the fire-place, in which braces for strengthening the plate and preventing it from warping or twisting are so combined as to leave passages through which the air to be heated can circulate and eventually pass into a chamber in the masonry, from which it is distributed by the proper passages to the rooms to be warmed." (Patent Number 181,752)
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