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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