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Observations on the forgotten art of building a good fireplace

Vrest Orton

Observations on the forgotten art of building a good fireplace

by Vrest Orton

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Published by Yankee in Dublin, N.H .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous ed.: 1969.

Statementby Vrest Orton.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17947249M

In this book you will find how people of today ar working the hearth into their homes. If you are planning to build or to remodel, or to buy a house already equipped with a hearth, or if you just like fireplaces, perhaps you will find in these pages some ideas you can put to good use.   Buy a cheap copy of The Forgotten Art of Building a Good book by Vrest Orton. Since its original publication in by Yankee, Inc.,Vrest Orton’s classic book on fireplace design has gone through numerous printings and has 5/5(1).

Observations on the Forgotten Art of Building a Good Fireplace: The Story of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American genius & his principles of fireplace design which have remained unchanged for years. by Vrest Orton and Austin Stevens. Alan C. . - Explore jamdal's board "Fireplace Bookshelves", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Fireplace remodel, Fireplace design and Fireplace pins.

Cheap Textbook Rental for The Forgotten Art of Building A Good Fireplace by Orton, Vrest , Save up to 90% and get free return shipping. . Rumford fireplaces have a reputation for allowing a small amount of smoke to enter the room while the fireplace is cold because of the narrow depth of the firebox. In addition to the concern of smoking, several of the fireplace dimensions in Fig. 4 may be in violation of local building codes, i.e., the narrow, 16 in. ( mm) firebox hearth.


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Observations on the forgotten art of building a good fireplace;: The story of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American genius & his which have remained unchanged for years Unknown Binding – January 1, Author: Vrest Orton. out of 5 stars Good book, but not a blueprint for building a Rumford fireplace.

Still, worth the money. Reviewed in the United States on Octo Verified Purchase. Fun book to read, but sparse on construction details. All in all it is worth the money, but just not going to give you a blueprint type instruction/5(47).

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The Forgotten Art of Building a Good Fireplace: How to alter unsatisfactory fireplaces & to build new ones in the 18th century fashion/5(12). This is a great little book.

Short, informative, and easy to read; I found it a fascinating story of the Rumford fireplace which had almost been forgotten. Rumford fireplaces are wide, high, and shallow - and a lot of masons, architects, and builders don't know about them/5(12).

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The most popular book on Rumford fireplaces this century, Vrest Orton's The Forgotten Art of Building a Good Fireplace, now in its 23rd edition, was where many of us first heard about Rumford. Orton, however, picks up and repeats many of these 18th and 19th century myths and misinterpretations.

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The Forgotten Art of Building a Good Fireplace: The Story of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American Genius, & His Principles of Fireplace Design Which Have Remained Unchanged for Years.

avg rating — 17 ratings — published — 3 editions/5. out of 5 stars Aside from some political ranting by the author, Mr. Orton, a good guide to proper fireplace building.

Janu The idea being that as flames radiate heat outward as well as upward, the taller the front opening in the fireplace, the more heat goes into the room/5(9). Hood, 04/ The "Classic". How to build a "Rumford" fireplace. Item # ISBN: From the Publisher: Vrest Orton loved the five fireplaces in his 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. The Forgotten Art Of Building A Good Fireplace: The Story of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American Genius & His Principles of Fireplace Design Which Have Remained Unchanged for years by Vrest Orton.

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The Story of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American Genius & His Principles of Fireplace Design Which Have Remained Unchanged for years. PaperBack by Vrest Orton, Vrest Orton, Austin Stevens. Observations on the Forgotten Art of Building a Good Fireplace: The Story of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American genius & his principles of fireplace design which have remained unchanged for years.

by Vrest Orton and Austin Stevens. Alan C. Hood & Co. I have read and re-read this book numerous times over the course of three decades, and modified one old "box" fireplace following this book's instructions.

Results: Superlative. The Forgotten Art of Building a Good Fireplace is not only instructional, but also highly entertaining, harkening back to days better than any offered in contemporary /5(3). The Forgotten Art of Building A Good Fireplace by Orton, Vrest and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The Forgotten Art of Building a Good Fireplace ~Usually Ships in 24 Hours -Vrest Orton / Paperback 64 pages / Published March Since its original publication in by Yankee, Inc.,Vrest Orton’s classic book on fireplace design has gone through numerous printings and has brought about a revival of the Rumford fireplace.

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