As was obvious to most, last week’s “Jonas goes mad” string of emails, YouTube links, and those letters some of you got … April Fools and all.
To the few who were confused – I apologize. I actually concocted this months in advance and the rather … iffy … timing with a real world change in my life was neither intended nor actually much thought about by me when I implemented the prank.
That said, I am just back from Ohio where I took this insanely cool photo:
This, ladies and gentlemen, is a 1894 Rumford. First of its kind with Gas/Coal hybrid firing it didn’t have the 1920s enamel coating so it was a beast to clean.
The cool part, here, is the dual-firing that had to be done in a way that wouldn’t blow the whole stove up if the gas side overheated. To do this, a secondary vent was laid and had to be connected to an external area of the house.
These stoves still, however, killed a few cooks by flaring up in inopportune moments.
I will be incommunicado for the next two, three, days and then it’s Los Angeles time. Can’t wait to eat, talk, and visit the Magic Apple, America’s largest magic supply store.