Rosieres still manufacture ovens today and they operate from the same departement Berry, in central France
In 1836, the Marquis de Boissy built a forge fed by the charcoal and the iron of the mines near the mill. In 1848, the Forges and Fonderies de Rosières were taken over by the Marquis de Vogüe to make rails, heavy building and public works parts.
It was in 1869 that the true birth of the Rosières of today is situated. That year, Jules Roussel, Deputy, Master of Forges, acquired Rosieres. He modernised the foundry and launched new cast iron products.
On the death of Jules Roussel, a joint-stock company was created by his heirs and engineers. In 1896 there were 600 workers in the developing city.
In 1909, Henri Magdelénat develops the means of production, reorganizes and expands the foundry, the assembly, the maintenance and the shipping shop.
It introduces enamelling of cast iron whose quality will be very quickly, unanimously and definitively recognized. He created the design office and launched new products: enamelled stoves, wood stoves and charcoal in particular. At the same time, an important program of social achievements continues, and well before 1935, the city has nearly 500 housing units and 1,800 inhabitants. It has a dispensary, a nursery, an office, a food cooperative, sports companies, an autonomous savings and family allowance service.
A revolutionary cook: the AGM
In 1934, Rosières won for France and several other countries, the exclusive license of the famous cooks AGA invented in Sweden by Doctor DALEN, Nobel prize.
This is the WOOD BURNING version.
All these features work perfectly.
This model is an extremely well constructed and fully functional antique stove.
It is a medium sized stove & will produce a maximum 5KW
This stove is will take Wood, Compressed wood blocks.
It will accept logs up to 20cm diameter, 40cm long
Flue 97 mm
TOP OF FLUE EXIT TO FLOOR ***
In terms of efficiency this stove top of it's class for the era and clearly would compare very favorably with modern stoves of similar size.
The efficiency of this model was never tested for CO2 output as it left the market decades before the introduction of such standards.
This model is in EXCELLENT condition with only slight signs of age related ware.
There are no cracked warped or missing parts.
It is very suitable for use as a woodstove or a bio ethanol burner housing for a flueless stove or as a decorative centre piece. It will give decades of useful service.