Heating the Home
This is a selection of objects used for heating together with some related trade catalogues and images showing this kind of equipment in use in the home. Until the middle of the nineteenth century the main sources of heat in most homes were fireplaces and stoves. Their maintenance was labour intensive and involved a wide range of tools and accessories. Later technological developments such as the introduction of gas and electricity, are represented by some of the nineteenth and twentieth-century objects shown here.