Tag Archives: Huntingdon

Cast iron stoves and fireplaces

26 May

Cast iron still remains the material of choice for premium quality wood burning and multi fuel stoves

Cast iron was first invented in China and its earliest uses were for weapons, including cannon and shot. Henry VIII initiated the casting of cannon in England and, subsequently, these British blast furnaces diversified firstly into the production of cooking pots and then, in the Georgian and Victoria eras, into everything from fencing to cart wheels and from fireplaces and to kitchen ranges. (more…)