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Stove - Fletcher Russell, Elgin Grill, Iron, circa 1895 Object Reg. No: SH 901563

Summary:
Alternative name: Bachelor's stove.

Portable gas 'Elgin Grill iron stove manufactured by Fletcher Russell & Co. Ltd in England.
The company name is cast along the top edge of the front and sides of the stove; the brand is cast on the top.

The stove was found underneath a house in Carlton.
Description:
Gas portable iron stove with additional hotplate at the side.
TOP: hotplate hinged at back. Stylized Gothic arch motif with raised rests for placing cooking pot. 2 removable panels to control heat dispersal visible from top. Model name cast along front edge. To right, circular hotplate.
FRONT: company name cast along top. Aside this, lever to control heat level. DOOR: width of oven, spherical handle upper centre.
INTERIOR: 3 cast brackets for shelving. Tray with two wire shelves. Further corrugated iron shelf. Open base, along edges regularly pierced holes.
SIDES: Left: cast badge with maker's details. Right: 2 pipes providing fuel to burner, with 2 key mechanisms at base. Cast text on outer pipe. Case badge with maker's details on side panel.
BACK: solid iron.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs J. McFarland, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25 cm (Height), 48 cm (Width), 30 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: domestic work, domestic appliances, food preparation, gas stoves, stove, stoves ranges
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Cooking
Tertiary Classification: portable stoves & ovens - gas
Inscriptions: TOP: cast "THE ELGIN GRILL".
FRONT: "FLETCHER RUSSELL & CO. LTD/ WARRINGTON MANCHESTER & LONDON"
SIDES: Left and Right: "FLETCHER RUSSELL C. L./ WARRINGTON/ MANCHESTER/ AND/ LONDON". On pipe right: F R & Co. LTD."
Model Name/Number: Elgin Grill
Manufacturer: Fletcher Russell Ltd., circa 1895

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