Ten-Plate Stove, 1767

Summary

Portable heating stoves began to be manufactured in America about 1760. This very early stove, dated 1767, is a rare survivor from that time. It was made at the Maybury family's Hereford Furnace in Berks County, one of several iron foundries located in 18th century Pennsylvania. This stove includes an oven, where small quantities of meat, bread, or pies could be baked.

Portable heating stoves began to be manufactured in America about 1760. This very early stove, dated 1767, is a rare survivor from that time. It was made at the Maybury family's Hereford Furnace in Berks County, one of several iron foundries located in 18th century Pennsylvania. This stove includes an oven, where small quantities of meat, bread, or pies could be baked.

Artifact

Stove (Heating equipment)

Date Made

1767

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Home Arts

Object ID

28.402.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cast iron
Iron (Metal)

Dimensions

Height: 33 in

Width: 28 in

Length: 37.5 in

Inscriptions

Sides marked: HEREFORD. FURNACE. 1767 / THOMAS MAYBURY

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