I Have Made Fire!

stove

F/4.5, 13.0, ISO 100.

Day 201 / 365

Who invented fire?  Some bright spark!

Interesting Fact: A major improvement in fuel technology came with the advent of gas. The first gas stoves were developed as early as the 1820s, but these remained isolated experiments. James Sharp patented a gas stove in Northampton, England in 1826 and opened a gas stove factory in 1836. His invention was marketed by the firm Smith & Philips from 1828. An important figure in the early acceptance of this new technology, was Alexis Soyer, the renowned chef at the Reform Club in London. From 1841, he converted his kitchen to consume piped gas, arguing that gas was cheaper overall because the supply could be turned off when the stove was not in use. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_stove )

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