Stanley Cookstove, 1832-1838

Summary

When cooking in a fireplace, a woman could adeptly adjust cooking temperature by moving food closer to or farther away from the fire. Controlling heat distribution on early cast iron stoves proved a bigger challenge. Henry Stanley offered this solution: a cookstove with a revolving stovetop to rotate food directly over or away from the firebox.

When cooking in a fireplace, a woman could adeptly adjust cooking temperature by moving food closer to or farther away from the fire. Controlling heat distribution on early cast iron stoves proved a bigger challenge. Henry Stanley offered this solution: a cookstove with a revolving stovetop to rotate food directly over or away from the firebox.

Artifact

Cookstove

Date Made

1832-1838

Creators

M.N. Stanley & Co. 

Stanley, Henry 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

United States, Vermont, Poultney 

Creator Notes

Patented design by Henry Stanley of Poultney, Vermont and manufactured by M.N. Stanley & Co., New York, New York

Keywords

Cookstoves 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

31.691.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cast iron

Dimensions

Height: 46 in

Width: 31 in

Length: 50.5 in

Inscriptions

proper left side: STANLEY'S / PATENT / NO. 2

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