Victorian Domestic Technology

Still in use at 135 years old! The Cyrus Carpenter & Co. #5 brick-set range was made in Boston in 1885 and is in daily service at Dow Farm, one of the 13 featured homes in Restoring Your Historic House, The Complete Guide for Homeowners. At Dow Farm, wood is used for quick cooking fires in the warm months and coal is used for steady burning in the cold months, for cooking, heat, and hot water. The range represents the height of Victorian era domestic technology in the kitchen.

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