Victorian and Edwardian Register Grates
The story of the register grate: The angled cheeks of the Victorian and Edwardian register grate were invented by Benjamin Count Rumford, an American inventor. The Rumford grate was much more efficient.
Georgian and Victorian Hob Grates
By the early 19th century, most Georgian and Victorian coal-burning fireplaces had a cast iron hob grate with iron surfaces to one of both sides of the grate. Most rooms had a fireplace, though those in the bedrooms were rarely used.
Steel Hob Grate from Victorian Fireplace UK: Reproduction Mansion House Hob Grates
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Fireplaces in the 18th Century
Before the 19th century, fireplaces were 'open'; there was a considerable gap between the grate and the mouth of the flue. Here we look at early styles of fireplace, including inglenooks and hob grates.