frenchtown fiber

Chris Mundy and Kate House try to make art while navigating the crap life throws at them.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Another Cool Old Thing

On the day we picked up the sewing machine, Joe spied an old gas heater he liked, a Humphrey Radientfire #20 He bargained the price down and now it is ours. He brushed it off, vacuumed out the inside, attached a nipple and hooked it up to a propane tank. It works. Here you see it out on the deck being tested. The plan is to put it in front of the mantle in the living room to replace the candles we have there now. We have figured out that this mantle never did have a real fireplace; they were already out of fashion by the late 1800s. There was a coal stove hooked into it once.  This little gas stove will seem more like a fireplace.

1 comment:

momtofatdogs said...

WOW too cool!
Prince Charming is going to build a fireplace surround for a gas log insert. I hate the mess of a fireplace, so this answers it all for me. Foretuneately, we have the space. When he builds it, it will go in the living room furniture's room. We're never in there, so I call it the living room furniture's room.....