Gas Range

The Detroit-Michigan Stove Company produced this Detroit Jewel Gas Range in the 1930s. The enameled-iron range includes an oven, a broiler, a drip catcher, and four burners. Gas fuel provided an instant and constant heat source and burned cleaner than coal and wood burning stoves. The enamel surface made the stove easier to clean. By the early 1900s, many households switched to electric lighting, leaving the gas companies searching for a new use for their product. Gas stoves successfully competed with electric stoves and are still used in kitchens today.
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Object Name
Date made
Detroit-Michigan Stove Company
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
paint (overall material)
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
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accession number
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Family & Social Life
Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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