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Streamline Art Deco Polished Nickel Fireplace insert
Humphrey Radiantfire No. 303
Circa 1930's, USA

 

Art Deco period Radiant Gas fireplace heater. Streamline Art Deco design with on and off knob.
The facade of this unit has a streamline Art deco design in cast metal, with a steel grille, that we have
had all re-plated in polished nickel and had an applied patina to bring out the details in the design. 

The back body of this heater is made of a terra-cotta type material that we have had re-painted with fire
resistant paint. The highly polished metal would contrast nicely against a brick or stone background.

Originally used inside fireplace surrounds, with ceramic inserts, connected to a gas line.
This unit can be certified with your gas company and used with your existing gas line or, simply used
as a decorative fireplace insert, even in a faux fireplace. 

We can also add a row of flicker bulbs that can be electrified, or used with the old fashioned, glowing 'logs'.

Metal Tag intact: Humphrey Radiantfire No. 303
General Gas Light Co. Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Humphrey Company started in the early 1900's, as the General Gas Light Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
In 1916, they patented the Radiantfire gas heater , offered in several designs, which operated on natural gas,
heating a set of ceramic inserts that would glow and radiate heat into the room. They became very popular
and sold well. Many are still in use today.

Dimensions: 24" wide, 20 3/4" high, 10 1/2" deep.

Condition: Frame aesthetically restored as described above. Mechanics are untested and would
need to be certified by your own gas company if used in this manner. Ceramic inserts in different styles can
be found if so desired to use. We will include the original set for this unit, which does have some broken bits.

Item # AGFS15: Price: $ 550.

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