Monday, December 8, 2014

No smoking in the house, please

Monday, December 8, 2014
Mongolfier patent smoke conductor
Loretta reports:

It’s been cold in New England, unusually so in stretches, and sometimes including snow—well before it ought to be here!  No wonder then that, preoccupied with keeping warm, I found myself admiring yet another early 19th century heating device

The trick then—as it often is these days for people who use their fireplaces and wood stoves—is making the smoke go someplace that isn’t the house interior.

Please note the comparison of London and Parisian fireplaces.

Smoke conductor description

Description part 2
 Images courtesy the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library, via Internet Archive.

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