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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Oh my can you just imagine cooking on that, but it does look neat!
Julie J says
I like the look of it too Connie but wouldn’t necessarily want to cook on it, unless, perhaps, there wasn’t any other option. The kerosene oil makes me think (based on nothing other than assumption) that it would be easy to catch the whole house on fire. I wonder how long it was before these went “out of style”.