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    Posted 9 years ago

    rniederman
    (330 items)

    Lately I’ve been buying a lot of ‘flats’ to go with my early cameras. Admittedly this was an unexpected find and IMO terrific. It is a CDV of an “Ice Breaking Steam Boat” model for a patent. The back of the CDV is stamped with the model’s name and notes it was patented on April 2, 1867 by J.B. Stoddard, 23 S. Bond St. Baltimore. It is obvious that Stoddard was proud of being granted a patent.

    A quick search uncovered Stoddard's patent #63,577 for an Improved Ice-Boat. Stoddard writes: “This boat has a prow calculated to break and lift the ice in its path. The overhanging bows throw back the ice which raises on the beak, and the serrated edges of the wheels cut the cakes with which they come in contact so as to clear a passage the width of the vessel.”

    Now to see if I can find the actual model that was photographed for the CDV.

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Good luck on your search. A fabulous card!
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      That's an impressive find, I like looking at old patents, but have never seen a patent model nearly 150 years old!
    3. Bootson Bootson, 9 years ago
      What a fantastic machine, I wonder if one was ever built.
    4. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      There's a good possibility that it never made it beyond this stage. If he couldn't afford to have one built or raise the capitol to do so the only other option would be to sell the patent. To sell the patent he would have to find someone that saw some potential in the design.
    5. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      GREAT CDV-- I love patent images as well!

      scott
    6. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, blunderbuss2!
    7. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, aghcollect!
    8. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Phil!
    9. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Manikin!
    10. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, vetraio50!
    11. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Eric!
    12. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, David!
    13. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Bootson! I doubt a the boat was ever built but it is a good question.
    14. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, LanceG!
    15. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, LeahGoodwin!
    16. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, pops52!
    17. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, petey!
    18. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Hunter!
    19. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, AmberRose!
    20. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, pw-collector!
    21. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, f64imager!
    22. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, pickrknows!
    23. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, tom61375!
    24. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, ho2cultcha!
    25. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, bratjdd!
    26. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Scott ... a little slow but always appreciate you stopping by!
    27. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!
    28. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, kerry10456!
    29. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, charcoal!
    30. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks!
      surfdub66
      Scott
      Windwalker
      ho2cultcha
    31. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Nicefice!
    32. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Overdue thanks!
      GeodeJem
      charmsomeone
    33. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, roddyq!

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