Saturday, January 27, 2007

Your Gas Range is How Old?

I find this stuff interesting, even if some of you don't! Here is a picture of an ad I saw in an 1856 City Directory which is shelved at our local library main branch. I thought it was interesting because gas supply in Dayton became available around 1850.

So you know what I had to do? That's right! I went to the US patent office web site and started searching for the patent and here it is;

A counter top gas burner! I thought these were so 90s but it turns out that they were so 50s........ 1850s that is!


Anonymous said...

I like the way everything was an 'apparatus'.

I studied Russian in college. Their word for camera? photo-apparat (in cyrillic of course).

Anonymous said...

Hi. I read your blog quite regularly. I live one neighborhood over in Linden Heights. I picked up the "premiere issue" of Cottages and Bungalows magazine at Books and Co and was very amused to see your blog spot written about (along with other house bloggers). Thanks for putting Dayton on the map!