"Pennsylvanian Fire-Place" or "Franklin stove", 1742-1748
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Chester or Berks County, PA
Warwick Furnace (Attributed)
Cast iron; H. 32 in., W. 24 in., D. 34 in.
Bucks County Historical Society (Doylestown, Pa.), 4519, 4555-9
This seven-plate "Franklin" or open stove, found in a home in Montgomery County in 1910, is probably the most intact survivor of the "Pennsylvanian Fire-place" in its original form. The stove heated by means of convection. This example is thought to have been made by either the Warwick Furnace or the Coventry Ironworks of Chester County, PA.
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