Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
1983 cover scanned from my private collection


  • Introduction
  • Stove Grates 1700-1860
  • Grates after 1860
  • Open Ranges
  • Closed Ranges
  • Portable Ranges
  • Places to Visit

Title: SHIRE ALBUM: Firegrates and Kitchen Ranges, Book No. 99
Author/Designer: David J. Eveleigh
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1983
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., Princes Risbourough, UK
Language: English
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 0852636296

SUMMARY- All interior photographs are black-and-white. So it turns out a firegrate is something you put in your fireplace so you can burn coal instead of wood. Ranges were another fireplace accessory that allowed you to cook there more conveniently.

Shire Publications always includes a reading list and a visitor or museum listing where you can see real examples of the subject matter of the issue. I love that feature of these books and think it's worth the price of admission all by itself!