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GOOD MORNING AMERICA

In the 1990’s the Good Morning America with Joan Lunden featured our North Star Fireback in its hearth.  Here First Lady Hillary Clinton talks with Joan.     Advertisements

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year from our home in Hamburg, PA with a toasty North Star Fireback.

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Firebacks of The Museum of The American Revolution.

Visit the historic home of Philadelphia’s Patriot Mayor, Samuel Powel, ca. 1769, and you will see a number of Pennsylvania Firebacks’ Historic Reproduction Firebacks in the hearths. Saved from demolition in 1932 by the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks (Landmarks), this Georgian period mansion was the premier social gathering  place for patriots in […]

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Fireback artist and soda maker J. Del Conner fights Philadelphia’s regressive Beverage Tax.

Visit the historic home of Philadelphia’s Patriot Mayor, Samuel Powel, ca. 1769, and you will see a number of Pennsylvania Firebacks’ Historic Reproduction Firebacks in the hearths. Saved from demolition in 1932 by the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks (Landmarks), this Georgian period mansion was the premier social gathering  place for patriots in […]

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Historic Reproduction Firebacks at Powel House in Philadelphia.

Visit the historic home of Philadelphia’s Patriot Mayor, Samuel Powel, ca. 1769, and you will see a number of Pennsylvania Firebacks’ Historic Reproduction Firebacks in the hearths. Saved from demolition in 1932 by the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of … Continue reading

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Firebacks Are Hot In “The PATRIOT”

THE PATRIOT, starring film actor Mel Gibson, is a drama about a farmer during the Revolutionary War who reluctantly joins the militia as the action reaches his town. Also playing a part in this movie is the Smithsonian Institute, which … Continue reading

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Choosing & Using A Fireback

Choosing a fireback for your hearth is a combination of aesthetics and space considerations. A fireback should be at least wide enough to shield the hearth wall directly behind the fire. It is not uncommon for there to be 3” … Continue reading

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