to have had very little use.
near full length.
using this at the moment to roast chestnuts.!!
Stove inscribed "Rippingilles,
Alexander Rippingille (d. 1895) founded a lamp company in Aston,
Birmingham, about 1875: this became the Albion Lamp Company by
about 1888. By this time another member of the family, Frank
Rippingille, had founded another patent stove company - also in
Aston- and the two appear to have been in competition until Frank
Rippingille's firm closed in 1903. Then - renaming itself
Rippingille's and continuing in business making heaters and
cooking stoves out of the Albion works in Aston- Alexander's firm
continued to 1971 when taken over by Valor Ltd.