Historic Facts

Before 1750, ovens were usually built into the back of big cooking fireplaces. The "squirrel tail" refers to the passageway over the top of the oven and it is used for venting into the fireplace just above the oven entrance to get the oven to heat evenly and draw better. This style was commonly found in Colonial America times.

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