The first stoves in town

(or the oddments one doesn’t think about).  A man by the name of Mr. Sadd was the first person to bring cooking/heating stoves into town, in the early 1800’s.  He was a silversmith and ironmonger, working in the North Village with a small foundry on West (or Carter) brook.  He bought stoves in Canton and sold them in New Hartford at first, but then he quickly turned to making them himself.  Prior to his work, all cooking and heating was done at the fireplace.  In 1829, he and his family moved west towards Ohio, presumably continuing to bring the new innovations of cooking stoves to settlements out there.

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