THE FORGOTTEN ART OF BUILDING A GOOD FIREPLACE BY VREST ORTON

THE FORGOTTEN ART OF BUILDING A GOOD FIREPLACE
THE FORGOTTEN ART OF BUILDING A GOOD FIREPLACE
Item# ISBN 0-911469-17-6
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In his quest to find out why his old fireplaces worked so much better than most "modern" versions, Vrest Orton discovered the work of Count Rumford, the eighteenth century genius who brought fireplace design to an unprecedented level of efficiency. Rumford was a Tory during the American Revolution, and he emigrated to Britain, he applied himself to the study and improvement of smoky fireplaces, and had so much success that his fame spread to Europe. In Bavaria his contributions to society were so appreciated that he was ennobled as "Count of the Holy Roman Empre" by the Elector of Bavaria. He took the name "Rumford" from the old name for Concord, New Hampshire. Orton recounts the fascinating story of Count Rumford, then spells out his basic principles of fireplace design. Soft Cover, 62 pages