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.

Date Made: 1930s

Maker: Detroit-Michigan Stove Company

Place Made: United States: Michigan, Detroit

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Family & Social Life, Domestic Furnishings, Artifact Walls exhibit

Exhibition: Artifact Walls

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Sherrill S. and Stephen V. N. Yates

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0954.01Accession Number: 1981.0954Catalog Number: 1981.0954.01

Object Name: stove

Physical Description: iron (overall material)paint (overall material)


Record Id: nmah_316667

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