Franklin 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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In 1742, at the age of 36, Franklin invented the Pennsylvania Fireplace, which eventually came to be known as the Franklin Stove. Also, while in England he admired the way they responded to fires and took note of the methods used for distinguishing the fires.
In the 18th century, Benjamin Franklin studied radiant floor heating in Asia and French technology to develop his Franklin Stove. Edgerton shares a story of Franklin writing to a friend in Boston about stoves he had seen in the Bank of England.
Another of Franklin's inventions, the Franklin stove, heated much more --than an open fireplace.
Over the kitchen sink hangs the key to the Franklin stove; center-stage the stove itself, bolted to the floor and ballasted with rocks to thwart the Sheeptown burglers; the maul which, Franklin told us, produces with each heft the firewood's first heat; a rolling-pin; stiffened rubber gloves and a bucket indelible with cherry juice; and between the windows that look out on cherry trees and the ladder lodged in these trees, Edith Potter's borrowed and unreturned cherry pitter.
Franklin also thought up the mid-room furnace known as the Franklin Stove. Other Franklin inventions were the odometer and medical catheter.
Do you know what bifocal glasses, security mirrors, and the Franklin Stove all have in common?
17, 1706, the 15th of 17 children, Franklin was not only the publisher of Poor Richard's Almanac (one of the most widely read papers of its day), he also invented the Franklin stove (the world's first cast-iron heating stove) to complement his other inventions.
Does anyone know where I can acquire replacement parts for a Ben Franklin stove? I need a part called a thimble or a pipe reducer.
1706 Benjamin Franklin, one of the United States' founding fathers, is one of the world's most famous inventors, credited with inventing, among other things, bifocals, the lightning rod, the odometer and the wood stove (called the Franklin stove).
Franklin's insatiable curiosity led him to inventions ranging from the lightning rod and the Franklin stove, the most efficient indoor heat source available during his lifetime, to bifocal glasses.
He retired from business to pursue his interest in science and inventions and his most well-known inventions include the Franklin stove and bifocals.
It also recounts a variety of his inventions, including the Franklin stove, the subscription library, and the lightning rod.

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