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Where did the Franklin stove get its name?

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The Franklin stove, originally known as the Pennsylvania Fireplace, is named after the inventor, Benjamin Franklin. The historical figure, known for work as a diplomat, writer, printer, political philosopher and scientist invented the stove, which is a cast-iron fireplace that incorporates metal baffles into the design to increase efficiency.

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Benjamin Franklin originally invented the Franklin stove in 1741, but in 1772, inventor David Rittenhouse modernized the invention by adding an L-shaped chimney. The stove, also deemed a circulating stove, was invented with a design that produced less smoke and more heat than common open fireplaces during this time in history.

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