The big day came and a healthy baby boy joined our family tree. It was made by metters kfb pty ltd, footscray, victoria. My brother lit the metters no 2, and the first fire in that stove for at least twenty five years crackled and sparkled brightly. Stove, fuel, cast iron, metters, australia, 19001939 cast iron fuel or coal stove supported on four detachable legs. The company originally manufactured fuel stoves and advertised as stove and range makers, ironfounders, engineers, coppersmiths, sheetmetal workers. Although many of us think of stoves when we think of metters, this firm manufactured bathtubs, fireplaces and many other household items, agricultural equipment, washing machines, yes, even the kitchen sink was among their ever expanding product range. While the stoves were a key product, they were by no means the only thing metters limited made. We would sell about 10 stoves a year, the market was dropping away. Dec, 2001 freestanding electric stove made by metters kfb pty.
The artisan has a wonderful old metters canberra wood fired stove, a relic of australias past. Find metters capitol wood stoves by laurie stevenson at blurb books. Includes legs, bottom shelf, side shelf, plate lifter and pocker price. Antique kitchen stoves vintage kitchen appliances antique stove cooking stove cooking ribs cooking turkey romantic kitchen bungalow kitchen old stove mint green wedgewood stove reliance appliance. In this tutorial i demonstrate how to build a simple rocket stove which is great for camping or use on a homestead. Stove, fuel, cast iron, metters, australia, 19001939. Electric stove made by metters ltd maas collection. The stove was used by the donors mother in her north caulfield house. Store, my childhood memories, my memory, the good old days, old pictures, family history.
It is great for cooking many things, the heat and fire will bring a pan to the. Oven door is hinged and operates with a simple lift mechanism. Metters stove vintage cooking, vintage kitchen, australian icons, old stove, old. That boxy looking thing on the verandah is an old cast iron stove, which has probably been in the kitchen for a hundred years. This old vintage probably rare cast iron door for antique metters dover slow combustion wood stove is a work of art and is in quite good condition considering its age.
Metters gas stove showing position of baffle plate and insulation in the oven. Frederick metters 14 may 1858 25 september 1937 was an ironworker, founder of the south australian company which became metters limited, of south australia, western australia and new south wales, known for domestic and industrial cooking ovens and other cooking equipment, and for windpumps. Dec 22, 2016 in the 1990s, mr moore came into possession of metters stove castings and manufactured them as a passion project until 2009. Originally there was a wood fire stove as well as the gas kooka stove in the kitchen. Nov 14, 2014 the big day came and a healthy baby boy joined our family tree. Beacon light wood stoves by laurie stevenson blurb books. Old stoves are hot a history of antique cooking stoves. Available in the national library of australia collection. Metters limited an australian manufacturing business founded by frederick metters. Details creator metters limited title metters fuel stove. A timeline of oven inventions how much has technology really changed since the first ovens, woodfired hearths.
We, the extended family, gathered with our chairs, our mugs and our warm feelings of belonging. It examines the history of the beacon light stove and also provides valuable information for collectors, restorers and users. Metters early kooka gas stove, the state model, in green and cream enamel. H 855mm w 755mm with removal side shelf 945mm d 540mm. Metters early kooka gas stove australian food history. There is a good stove and a better stove, but the best stove is a metters stove. Metters warren no 1 wood stove old stove, wood stove, wood. Workplace regulation at metters stoveworks, 1902 to 1922. This new mottled enamel finish has a pleasing appearance, which always looks cool and at the same time will tone with any colour. This is a beautiful old home that requires some tlc.
Perfect to use on your bbq, barbeque, stove etc for steaks and hamburgers as a strong hand press, rustic door stop, book end, bookends, rusty, rusticated old decor display, collectors iron, ironing out a problem etc. Fred metters filed his original stove patent in adelaide in 1896 and the company went on to become a manufacturing powerhouse. This book is a valuable reference for owners, restorers and collectors of capitol wood stoves. The later scandinavian stove had a tall, hollow iron flue containing iron baffles arranged to lengthen the travel of the escaping gases in order to. I have a metters no 3 stove in working order great. It was shared by a popular history page, lost perth, where it.
Search the catalogue for collection items held by the national library of australia new search eresources user lists feedback help collection delivery times visitor update. In addition to presenting a well researched historical survey of the development of cooking stoves, the book is full of interesting vintage advertsing images along with pictures from stove company brochures. Beautifully illustrated, it provides detailed information on the history of. For generations of australian families, the range cooker has been at the very heart of the home. Metters was born on 14 may 1858 in melbourne, eighth child of james metters, a cornishborn bricklayer, and his wife susan, nee flux, from the isle of wight. Frederick metters 14 may 1858 25 september 1937 was an ironworker, founder of the south. It makes a fantastic garden ornament and not a bad pizza either. Beautifully illustrated, it provides detailed information on the history of design variations which can be used to establish the age of a particular stove. The 1928 metters early kooka stove was placed in taylors store at pioneer park, and then was the first exhibit item to go into the new italian cultural museum. The modern wife of a successful businessman, the donors mother represented the typical consumer of electrical goods at this time. Tips for cooking on an old wood stove every dish tells a story. Around the late 1930s, the donors mother, a wealthy geelong housewife, purchased this electric stove. This new mottled enamel finish has a pleasing appearance, which always looks cool and at the same time will tone with any colour scheme. Hi there i have a metters no 3 wood stove in working order great condition.
Many families rely on them for cost effective winter heating and cooking. Mar 20, 2011 these tips accompany the story secrets to a long life by gladys bond there are many variations of wood stoves. Option we can supply a splash back, arms and top shelf to suit if. It was already in the house when her mother bought it in the 1940s. The enduring charm of metters wood stoves rn abc news. The metters wood burning stove was once the focal point of family homes across the country. I made the pizza dough in sydney on a saturday morning, proved it, then set off for the hour and a quarter journey to mittagong. Metters stove vintage cooking, vintage kitchen, australian icons, old stove, old wood. The stove has a side grate and extended fire chamber with loose fire box and rotary damper. This winter, justin posted a picture of the metters warming his home to facebook. Frederick metters 18581937, australian oven and stove manufacturer. Jul 19, 20 it examines the history of the beacon light stove and also provides valuable information for collectors, restorers and users.
Tips for cooking on an old wood stove every dish tells a. Adding an antique or vintage stove to a contemporary or period kitchen can transform the busiest room. Fred metters patented an improved design for wood stoves in south australia in 1891. The later scandinavian stove had a tall, hollow iron flue containing iron baffles arranged to lengthen the travel of the escaping gases in order to extract maximum heat. Personal or community research, make a print for home, to use in a blog or website, publishing in a book, make something else interesting. Metters capitol wood stoves by laurie stevenson blurb. New crown dover no 8 wood stove circa 1940 sold colour. Aug 18, 2014 this pin was discovered by denise ryan. The author has over thirty years experience in using, restoring and collecting beacon light wood stoves and shares his experiences. The success of the fuel stove led to the companys expansion, with a second factory being set up in perth in 1896.
This book is a valuable reference for owners, restorers and collectors of capitol wood sto. Metters australian stoves, windmills, baths and more. Variety of four old antique vintage rustic cast iron steel no. Fuel stoves, heating stoves, register grates, miscellaneous. The russian stove had as many as six thickwalled masonry flues.
Classic woodfired stove, australian style blueprint for. Cast iron fuel or coal stove supported on four detachable legs. Frederick fred metters australian dictionary of biography. H 855mm w 820mm with removal side shelf mm d 640mm features. More than a mere manual, the book of masonry stoves is a fascinating study of the history of fire through the ages. May 22, 2012 i have a metters no 3 stove in working order great condition. The enduring charm of metters wood stoves abc news. The author has over thirty years experience in using, restoring and collecting beacon light wood stoves and shares his experiences and accumulated knowledge relating to these stoves. Antique schoolgirls story bumper book very good clean condition antique. White doors, light grey front, black body dimensions. Soon after, vandals removed its door, yet it is important not as a piece of kitchen technology but as a symbol of achievement for its donor, elizabetta ceccato, one of. Notable people with the surname include frederick metters 18581937, australian oven and stove manufacturer. She already owned an electric refrigerator and mixmaster. Freestanding electric stove made by metters kfb pty.
Metters early kooka gas stove, the state model, in green and cream. In 1898, frederick took on a partner, henry spring, and the organisation was. The first of historical record was built in 1490 in alsace, entirely of brick and tile, including the flue. Electric stove made by metters ltd in australia, oceania early kooka electric stove, two elements and oven, green enamel, made by metters ltd, australia, 1930s. Adding an antique or vintage stove to a contemporary or period kitchen can transform the busiest room in your home into a working museum. Frederick metters 18581937, and henry langdon spring 18641937, stove manufacturers, were business partners. In the 1990s, mr moore came into possession of metters stove castings and manufactured them as a passion project until 2009. Metters early kooka gas stove australian food history timeline. They did all kinds of household and industrial products, says mr motas. The sturdy design, manufactured in australia and innovative for its day, meant that 100 years later the.53 306 1216 1455 934 115 1242 684 1302 1433 1116 779 1087 909 1061 275 578 241 805 255 338 885 1062 803 567 394 905 802 1535 897 664 735 1355 1193 965 1486 60 1376 833 119 641 703 725