Advanced Search



Back to current search
Forgotten Art of Building a Good Fireplace, The Story of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American Genius, & His Princip
Title: Forgotten Art of Building a Good Fireplace, The Story of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American Genius, & His Princip
The "Classic"! How to build a "Rumford" fireplace.

ISBN: 0911469176

From the Publisher: Vrest Orton loved the five fireplaces in his 1828 Federal brick house in Weston, Vermont because of their architectural beauty and because of the enormous amount of heat they produced without letting smoke into the rooms. In his quest to understand why his old fireplaces worked so much better than most "modern" versions, Orton discovered the work of Count Rumford, the eighteenth-century genius who brought fireplace design to an unprecedented level of efficiency.
In this book, Vrest Orton recounts the fascinating story of Count Rumford. He then goes on to spell out Rumford's basic principals of fireplace design with the help of drawings by Austin Stevens. Since its original publication in 1969, this book has gone through numerous printings and has brought about a revival of the Rumford fireplace.
This new edition included some notes and clarification by Wally Leeds, a mason in Tunbridge, Vermont who had built many Rumford fireplaces. In addition, there is a preface by Lyman Orton, son of Vrest Orton.
64 pages, Alan Hood Pub. (reprint 4/00)


Author: Vrest Orton, Austin Stevens (Illustrator)
Publisher: Hood
Categories: Homebuilding, Fireplaces/Stoves,

Our Price: $12.50
add to your cart

Customers who bought this item also bought:

Small Homes-Great Ideas for Great American Houses

Graphic Guide to Site Construction

Back to current search


Staff Picks
Building Codes Illustrated (IBC) Fifth Edition

Our Price: $60.00
David' Pick!
You Need This!

Our Price: $21.95
George's Pick...

Site by Bibliopolis