The Franklin Stove

Invented in 1742

What is the Franklin Stove??

The Franklin Stove, also known as the circulating stove, is a metal-lined fireplace with baffles in the rear to improve the airflow, providing more heat and less smoke than an ordinary open fireplace.

Inventor?

The inventor of the Franklin Stove was Benjamin Franklin

Did It Work Well??

I think that the Franklin Stove worked very well, they say that it provided more heat to keep people warmer during the winter and less smoke to prevent people getting sick (and possibly dying). In my opinion I think that's good.