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Shacklock Orion stove

Shacklock Orion stove

The cast-iron Orion coal- or wood-burning stove, developed by the foundryman Henry Shacklock in the 1870s in his Dunedin workshop, remained in production almost unchanged until the 1930s. There were no gauges to measure the cooking temperature, which could only be adjusted by altering the fuel in the firebox. However, thousands of New Zealand households cooked food, dried clothes, heated water and kept warm using a stove like this 1920's no.1 Orion.

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Ian Hunter, 'Workshop industries - The first New Zealand workshops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/26029/shacklock-orion-stove (accessed 1 May 2017)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010