That statesman of the United States, Mr. Benjamin Franklin, b. 1706, was a man of many talents.

Today Rhinos acknowledge his inventing the Franklin Stove in 1742. Its unique feature was that although the heat of a fireplace goes up the chimney, the new stove radiated heat from the middle of the room. A welcome development where it gets chilly.

Rhinos live where heat is already abundant. Most days, We are more in the market for a friendly Glacier.


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  1. The first Franklin Stove( and cannons for the revolutionary war) were forged at Warwick Furnace, three mile from our house, which is northwest of Philadelphia. Surely Ben walked where I walk several times a week when I do our dogwalk over that way! Fun to think about.
    Love your daily posts. Thanks so much! Kristen


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