Invented by one of America's most important and innovative forefather's, Ben Franklin designed the nation's first freestanding, open-faced fireplace. The Pennsylvania Fireplace was an 8-plated cast iron fireplace that could be placed in a room where a built in fireplace was unavailable. The Franklin style stove offers a cleaner, more efficient alternative to the traditional fireplace while still offering the timeless appeal and charm of a full view of the burning fire. Later improvements to Franklin's original design included the addition of hinged or removable doors and decorated guards to prevent coal and ash from rolling on the floor. Read more about Franklin Fireplace Stoves - Ben Franklin's Pennsylvania Fireplace.
The early freestanding fireplace introduced by Ben Franklin developed into an open-faced fireplace that was more efficient, with less escape smoke and featured the additions of removable doors and mica windows. The clean our door in front is constructed with a removable ash pan that makes the stove convenient to clean and functioning at its maximum efficiency. Most styles of stoves have the same convenient features. A decorative guard prevents ashes and embers from making a mess. The full view of the fire offered by the Franklin style stove has a timeless charm that is as cherished today as it was yesterday.