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
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,
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,
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.