• Creator
  • Early American Museum
  • Created Date
  • 4-3-00
  • Description
  • Black painted vast iron parlor stove with claw feet. Empire style. Retangular belly with two hinged doors in the front. Two square pillars up the sides with a rectangular top and ornate crown piece. Raised wheat sheaf and urn designs overall. Made by Ransom and Rathbone, Albany, NY. 1844. This ornate stove is made out of cast iron. It was intended for use in a parlor or sitting room rather than in a kitchen. Cast iron stoves were a vast improv... more
    Black painted vast iron parlor stove with claw feet. Empire style. Retangular belly with two hinged doors in the front. Two square pillars up the sides with a rectangular top and ornate crown piece. Raised wheat sheaf and urn designs overall. Made by Ransom and Rathbone, Albany, NY. 1844. This ornate stove is made out of cast iron. It was intended for use in a parlor or sitting room rather than in a kitchen. Cast iron stoves were a vast improvement over open fire places for heating homes. They consumed less wood, were not nearly as drafty or dangerous, and gave off a lot more heat. By the Civil War most Americans heated their homes with cast iron stoves. How we learn about communities; Antebellum Society and the Civil War. 16 History; 15 Economics. less
  • Format
  • 68.1.2121