Franklin Stove Invented 1745
Wood & Bishop Co. Established 1839

THE FOLD DOOR FRANKLIN

“In 1745, after many experiments, and goaded to it by the smoking chimneys and wasted heat of the fireplace, Franklin invented the stove in use ever since, called the Franklin stove or grate. The fireplace, faced with tiles, was originally built to burn wood, but when the new fashioned Franklin stove became popular, one was bought and set into the fireplace, the front of the stove projecting into the room."
(From "Furniture of the Olden Time" by Frances Clary Morse, published by MacMillan & Company.)

MADE BY WOOD & BISHOP CO. BANGOR, MAINE Established 1839

MADE IN THREE SIZES - Made in two distinct styles with pipe collar in top with pipe collar in back. The pipe top style is best where stovepipe is to go up through roof or into a high chimney hole, the pipe back style for connection with low chimney hole. The pipe collar in either case is long and oval, but taper; joints to fit round pipe can be furnished.

THE FOLD DOOR FRANKLIN IS the plain old - fashioned Franklin, much esteemed for its ANTIQUITY OF DESIGN. The folding doors hinge back against the sides, out of the way. These stoves are adapted for wood only. They are always furnished with firedogs as shown in cut unless wood grate is specified instead.

OUR FRANKLIN STOVES afford the full view of an open fire and therefore make satisfactory substitutes for open fireplaces, at far less cost for installation. At the same time they give much more heat owing to the radiation from the sides, top and back as well as from the front. The wide hearths, the liberal fuel capacity and the general air of good cheer offered by these excellent stoves is brightening many a dark day in camp, cottage, city sitting room and den throughout the length and breadth of the land. These stoves can be shipped in safety to even the most distant points and as they are· unlike anything else the market affords, we have frequent orders from remote parts of the country. We are in readiness to accept orders for any size and style for immediate forwarding.

THE OPEN FRANKLIN MADE IN TWO SIZES This style is regularly furnished with the iron blower shown and has round brass top knobs, three rosettes in front and nickel name plate. It can be purchased for wood only with the andirons, or for coal only with the dump bottom coal basket or with both equipments, which are readily interchanged.

MADE BY WOOD & BISHOP CO. BANGOR, MAINE Established 1839