Rep. Franklin Introduces Energy Saving Stoves

Aug 30, 2021

Many people in colonial homes die every year because of the various hazards of indoor fireplaces. Through his invention of this new energy efficient stove, Rep. Franklin aims to limit the amount of smoke that poured into the home and maximize the amount of heat captured from the fire.

The use of these fireplaces in very many houses, both of this and the neighboring colonies, has been, and is, a great saving of wood to the inhabitants.

The stove is a cast-iron fireplace with a hollow baffle and an inverted syphon in the rear that pulls the smoke and heat down below the floor before exiting up through the chimney. This flue allowed more heat to remain in the home and the hollow baffle would create a draft that pulled the smoke and heat through the syphon.

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