Cha adult arab - Dating my antique pot bellied stove
The traditional Franklin stove features a U-shaped flue (often called an inverted siphon) that draws hot gases from the fire and into a hollow baffle.
This heats up cool air inside the baffle and then expels it into the room via vents near the top.
Though one blogger admitted her vintage Oval "guzzles firewood like a starving teenager at mealtime," these stoves remain remarkably versatile.
Today's version can produce 50,000 Btu per hour—enough to heat a 1500 square-foot home.
Though not technically a wood-burning stove, campfires have been keeping us warm and cooking our food for thousands of years—perhaps even millions.
Archaeologists at South Africa's Wonderwerk Cave recently discovered what could be the earliest evidence of a controlled fire, dating back a million years.
With its large cast-iron surface and elegantly enameled oven, the Findlay Oval cooked food, warmed water, and heated homes.