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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, December 17, 1974 PRINCE GEORGE, BC (CP) A local man has in- vented a fireplace he says is the first technical break- through in fireplace design since the Franklin stove was created in 1740 Bill Shaw says his inven- tion works at 90 per cent efficiency compared with 18 per cent for ordinary fireplaces Even in this chilly city in central British Columbia where temperatures of 40 below are not uncommon, Mr Shaw thinks his fireplace generates enough heat to supplement a fur- nace and, in some cases, provide the only heating source for a house The fireplace resembles a conventional model but the difference lies in a duct that draws in fresh air from outside the house instead of using up air in- side the building The air flow enters the heating chambers of the fireplace, rises through a damper and is expelled into the room through a series of vents The warm air then circulates by convection with cooler air being drawn into the hearth Conventional fireplaces rely on air inside the building and in modern homes where windows and doors are tight fitting, air is used up and the resulting slight vacuum effect can choke a fire Air that has been heated is wastefully STILL SELLING FOR LESS STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd St. S. 327-3024 drawn up the chimney In older homes, a roaring fire in the hearth, in its quest for air, draws in draughts across the floor from cracks in doors and windows Mr Shaw says fireplaces installed in modern houses are strictly a status sym- bol He built one of his fire- places for a friend but couldn't find anyone to back him financially for some months He now has two partners in Nanaimo on Vancouver Staton and Peter Jensen, who have supplied the money and the know-how to start manufacturing the fire- places Seven of the new fireplaces have been in- made models welded in Nanaimo but Mr Shaw says soon the fireplaces will be stamped out in Edmonton where there is a steel mill, and shipped to fi C for assembly A patent on the fireplace is pending in Canada and the partners have applied for a United States patent GERRY'S TRADING POST IN FORT MACLEOD Would like to wish all their friends and customers a Very "Merry Christmas and a "Happy New Year From Gerry, Flossie, Floyd and Jonesie GERRY'S TRADING POST 2424 5th Avenue, Fort Macleod Phone 234-3036 I BILL SHAW WITH NEW STYLE FIREPLACE MILK RIVER FARM SUPPLY LTD. Morris F.j.R.M. effect now due to anticipated shortage We recommend you see us on this program for: 1. Assured Delivery 2. Tax Benefits 3. No Extra Cost to you to deal now 4. Interest Rebate on Cash Diff. A good selection of stock is presently in inventory. SEED RITE DRILLS FIRST COME BASIS While Supply Luis! CARS "RUCKS R. OSTENBERG MILK RIVER Phone 647-3737 (Residence) Phone 647-3961 And D.O.MUELLER FOREMOST Phone 867-2178 P.O. Box 511 MILK RIVER, Alberta "Sales and Service" PARM EQUIPMENT ;