Author Archives: delconner
On this day in 1985 Halley’s Comet crossed the celestial equator. That night, the comet entered the overflowing bowl of Aquarius the water bearer. With them paying the freight, we donated copies of this fireback to the Royal Astronomical Society … Continue reading
We recently made a pattern of a miniature Catoctin Furnace Stove Plate for our friends at the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society in Maryland. We are in the process of making 25 rubber molds of the plate that will used by … Continue reading
Berks County man was known for his classic cast-iron fireplace designs. He says Chinese copies are killing him.
by Jason Nark, Updated: March 8, 2019- 6:10 AM J. Del Conner holds a mold of his most popular fireback design, “The Great Oak,” at his home, which doubles as a studio, in Hamburg, Berks County. Conner makes original firebacks, … Continue reading
Founded by chimney sweep Terry Polis in 1979, Pennsylvania Firebacks, Inc., is about to mark the 40th Anniversary of its revitalization of the art form of the cast-iron Fireback. When the turn to alternative energy emerged in the late … Continue reading
A Small Oak Fireback is featured in the hearth of Dennis Prager’s Fireside Chats on his PragerU site.