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Friday, September 18, 2009

World's Largest Stove

Bet you didn't know Detroit was once known as the Stove Capital of the World! There were at least five companies producing wood, coal, or coke burning stoves in the late 1800's. The "World's Largest Stove" was built for the Michigan Stove Company's exhibit at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It now resides at our Michigan State Fair Grounds on 8 Mile and Woodward in Detroit. You wouldn't want to cook on it though as it's made out of wood. This handsome 6 foot 2 guy in front is helping us with the scale of this thing!

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