Provision-Safe. Metadata

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  • Main Title Provision-Safe.
  • Added Title Provision Safe.


  • Inventor: Stephens, James Howell
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: James Howell Stephens, of Mexia, Texas.


  • Witness: Vickers, J. H.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Witness: Philpott, H. O.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Witness: Hutchinson, James E.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Jas. E. Hutchinson; Witness for Illustration.
  • Witness: Grant, Charles W.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Witness for Illustration.
  • Other: Fowler, Charles H.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Chas. H. Fowler; Attorney.
  • Printer: National Lithographing Company
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: The National Lithographing Company, Washington, D. C.


  • Name: United States. Patent Office.
    Place of Publication: [Washington D.C.]


  • Creation: 1893-11-21
  • Acceptance Date: 1893-11-21
  • Submission Date: 1893-07-29


  • English


  • Content Description: Patent for a provision safe that keeps food cool that uses "a jacket of absorbent material inclosing a suitable frame provided with shelves for supporting the articles of food, and a vat for containing water and supplying it to the jacket by capillary action whereby the temperature is reduced through the process of evaporation" (lines 15-21). This patent improves the design of provision safes.
  • Physical Description: [1], 2 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Patents -- Texas.
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Science and Technology
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Furnishings - Kitchenware
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Food and Cooking
  • Keyword: refrigerators
  • Keyword: evaporating

Primary Source

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  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Limestone County - Mexia


  • Name: Texas Patents
    Code: TXPT


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Patent


  • Text


  • Accession or Local Control No: 509262
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth173566


  • Display Note: Application filed July 29, 1893. Serial No. 481,821. (No model.)