cast-iron stove

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Franklin stove

A freestanding, enclosed, cast-iron stove, set on short legs with provision for air circulation around, over, and under its exterior surfaces; serves the function of a fireplace incorporating a grate; usually attributed to Benjamin Franklin. It is fuel efficient and superior to a fireplace as a means of heating a house because it is more fuel efficient and the source of heat is brought out into the room itself. The amount of heat the stove radiates can be controlled by regulating the draft through the stove by means of an adjustable opening in its front door.
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Bulky, square-shaped stoves and tall, white refrigerators may soon go the way of the cast-iron stove and the icebox.
In Oakland, architect John Campbell of Agora Architects flanked a freestanding cast-iron stove with built-in benches and bookshelves.
A second reception room also has wood flooring and a cast-iron stove while the kitchen has a good range of units.
Inside, there is a stylish sitting room with ceiling beams, exposed brickwork and a traditional cast-iron stove.
It has a sitting room with feature brick fireplace and coal-effect gas cast-iron stove, dining hall with flagged floor and woodburning stove, kitchen with gas hob in the original fireplace recess, three bedrooms and bathroom.
It features a brick fireplace housing a black cast-iron stove with coal effect gas fire.
It also has a flagged floor, old beams, some exposed, stone walling and a cast-iron stove, plus French windows to the garden.
A porch opens to an inner porch and hallway with cloakroom while the sitting room has French doors to the south-facing garden and a brick inglenook fireplace with cast-iron stove, as well as access to a sunroom.
Or, get the look with an electric log-effect black cast-iron stove, from Wickes.
The freestanding cast-iron stove, with flickering flame effect, can be sited anywhere there is a convenient power point.
There are two bedrooms and, across the cottage-style garden, a former alms cottage with original cast-iron stove which would make a great office.
Her fortune included $33,000 in cash and $450,000 in government bonds stuffed in a tin box in an old cast-iron stove, where she kept a copy of her will.