Gas Range

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1930s
maker
Detroit-Michigan Stove Company
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
paint (overall material)
ID Number
1981.0954.01
accession number
1981.0954
catalog number
1981.0954.01
Credit Line
Sherrill S. and Stephen V. N. Yates
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Artifact Walls exhibit
Domestic Furnishings
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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