Did You Know?….Romford Stove

J__Gillray,_'The_comforts_of_a_Rumford_Stove'_Wellcome_L0019598The “Romford stove” which is mentioned in some 19th Century literature refers to a Rumford stove or fireplace as championed by Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an Anglo-American physicist and inventor. He designed a fireplace, or altered existing ones with brick inserts, to make them shallower with a narrower, taller chimney to improve their ability to heat a room and clear/keep it smoke free.  They first appeared in the mid 1790s.



Chloe Branwhite, Havering Museum Head of Collections & Exhibitions

About Havering Museum

Havering Museum is a new independent museum in the heart of Romford. It tells the story of the Borough of Havering through images, text panels and objects. Opening times: Wednesday to Friday: 12 to 5pm Saturday: 11 to 5pm Admission: £2.50 Adult £2.00 Senior Citizen Under-16s free (accompanied by an adult) £15.00 Annual Ticket £12.00 Annual Ticket (Senior Citizens)
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