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Rumford Fireplace
January 26

Developed by Benjamin Thompson, the Rumford Fireplace became the 'state of the art' heating device of the late 1700's. Thompson, also known as Count Rumford for his time spent in Barvaria, utilized his experiments in heating to create a type of fireplace that was more efficient than the conventional fireplace of the time. His designs featured a tall but shallow firebox with widely angled sides to better radiate heat, and a gently rounded throat at the top to allow for the streamlined flow of smoke and fumes.


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