Their construction and manner of operation is particularly explained; their advantages above every other method of warming rooms demonstrated; and all objections that have been raised against the use of them answered and obviated. With directions for putting them up, and for using them to the best advantage. And a copper-plate in which the several parts of the machine are exactly laid down, from a scale of equal parts.
IN these northern colonies the inhabitants keep fires to sit by, generally seven months in the year; that is, from the beginning of October to the end of April; and in some winters near eight months, by taking in part of September and May.
Wood, our common fewel, which within these 100 years might be had at every man's door, must now be fetch'd near 100 miles to some towns, and makes a very considerable article in the expence of families.
As therefore so much of the comfort and conveniency of our lives, for so great a part of the year, depends on the article of fire; since Fuel is become so expensive, and (as the country is more clear'd and settled) will of course grow scarcer and dearer; any new proposal for saving the wood, and for lessening the charge and augmenting the benefit of fire, by some particular method of making and managing it, may at least be thought worth consideration.