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The Detroit Vapor Stove Company by Jan Petroff

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Heintz House and Detroit Vapor Stove Co. on Franklin; c.1905





Sorry, it's been so long. Holidays, birthdays and vacations are officially over. Back to the blog and The Detroit Vapor.

At the turn-of-the-century Detroit was pumping out the stoves. In 1922 Detroit makers built 400,000 stoves worth $10 million in one year.

These were the biggeys - The Michigan Stove Company, The Detroit Stove Works, The Penninsular Stove Company, the Art Stove Company, and the Detroit Vapor Stove Company.



Yes, there really stoves called a "vapor stove". These stoves burned "stove gasoline," a crude form of the fuel. Vapor stoves could burn multiple fuels that also included kerosene, a type of oil, or a fuel called "distillate".


Here's a vapor stove ad and a great article Late 19th-Century Gasoline Stoves - Cooking on a Bomb Used to be No...

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