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typical wood stoves.
Ancient Greek clay anthrakia. Greeks experimented with designs to heat, cook - and to BBQ.
Troy New York, near Albany, was the stove building capital of the world in the late 1800s, when ornate stoves like this were popular.
|An old cast iron stove that is still in use in Vermont. Amen to that.|
This Russian masonry heater/bed will keep you warm on the coldest Siberian night.
Alsatian (French) stove with large exhaust gas heat exchanger. Stove makers have long experimented with expanding heat transfer surfaces.
The world's largest wood stove built in 1893 to commemorate the famous Michigan's stove company, Garland. It was built of wood and burned to the ground in 1991 during a lightening storm.
|Cat Tractor themed stove in Oregon|
The resourceful and spunky R2D2, faithfully serving a master in somewhere in Eastern Europe.
Somewhere in Western Europe. (Would you want this in your living room?)
Can the design get any simpler?
Dutch designers eliminated the need to cut your wood with this stove.
|A Swiss made "rocket" stove.|