Not by Bread Alone: America's Culinary Heritage


Kitchen Safety
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This 1903 marketing pamphlet issued by a Detroit stove manufacturer tries to clear up potential consumer confusion about the important differences between natural gas, and gasoline.

Town gas had been used for street lighting since the beginning of the 19th century. But gas was not seriously considered as a domestic fuel until the 1850s. In addition to advertising a variety of stoves, this booklet appeals to every homemaker’s dilemma:

Would you like more time for rest, for recreation, for calling, for shopping, for the enjoyment of your home, or to give your servant more time to do other work? A gas range would put an end to kitchen drudgery.

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Detroit Stove Works. Cooking by Gas: How to Use a Gas Range Economically. Detroit: Detroit Gas Works, [1903].
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