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Franklin stove

noun
1.
a cast-iron stove having the general form of a fireplace with enclosed top, bottom, side, and back, the front being completely open or able to be closed by doors.
2.
any of various fireplaces having a cast-iron top, back, and sides, with some provision for circulating air behind them in order to provide heat.
Origin of Franklin stove
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism; named after Benjamin Franklin, who designed it
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  • The mason pointed to a bundle which was lodged in an opening back of the flue of the Franklin stove that had stood in the parlor.

    The Coming Wave Oliver Optic
  • The Franklin stove (fig. 19) is a type of modified fireplace.

  • He invented the Franklin stove, still widely used, and refused to patent it.

  • There was a Franklin stove in there, and a bright fire burned in it.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The Franklin stove, presented by the inventor, is also in this room.

    Historic Homes Mary H. Northend
  • A Franklin stove with a pattern of grape-vines was built into the chimney under the high mantel.

    The Shoulders of Atlas Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The most useful invention of Franklin was what came to be known as the Franklin stove.

  • Upon the hearth of the Franklin stove, high andirons smile a fireside welcome from their burnished brass knobs.

    John Greenleaf Whittier W. Sloane Kennedy
  • He invented the Franklin stove, which soon became popular because it was so much better than the open fireplace.

    American Leaders and Heroes Wilbur Fisk Gordy
  • It looks infinitely more cheerful than this, and if I don't find the grate sufficient I can easily have a Franklin stove put up.

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