Here is a vintage magazine advertisement for an early cook stove. In 1899, this stove was a new concept and much different than the commonly used wood-burning cook stoves of the time. This stove burned “ordinary kerosene oil, as used in lamps, with an intensely hot blueflame”. It cost $19.00 complete. The ad includes an illustration of the stove in use, with a full meal being prepared in the oven and on the two burners. Sad irons either are stored (or are being heated) in the bottom compartment of the stove. Here is a black and white clip art version of the illustration of the stove from the ad. I scanned the original advertisement from the May 1899 issue of The Ladies’ Home Journal.
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