Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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built. A great many ofour finer Colonial ones in Vir-ginia and Pennsylvania were,together with the other decor-ations of the American gentle-mans country seat, as well asthe bricks themselves, broughtdirectly from English housesor makers. They are unpre-tentious, well-proportioned,and inexpensive. Almost anymill or cabinet-maker can exe-cute them. All the largersalesrooms or dealers in man-tels have hundreds of compar-atively excellent copies ofmantels originally executed forEnglish Georgian or our ownColonial houses of the nextgeneration (illustration No.9). Our Colonial ones were,out of economy, almost alwaysexecuted in wood. Only one additional featureof the fireplace is worth notic-ing, and that is its great value as a ventilator. It creates a steady current in the inlets. Fed by these, it really becomes achamber and draws out the exhausted air. To be truly hot air mouth, which constantly replaces the ahygienic, the chimney should be fed by exterior fresh air by heated fresh air.
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10 — Of Excellent Georgian Form ventilator, air of the room A True Country Home By Edward Watts
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