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Inventing the U.S. stove industry, c. 1815-1875 : making and selling the first universal consumer durable

Harris, Howell John (2008) 'Inventing the U.S. stove industry, c. 1815-1875 : making and selling the first universal consumer durable.', Business history review., 82 (4). pp. 701-733.

Abstract

This article examines the emergence of the American stove industry, detailing the complex interactions among changes in the product, the organization of production, and the methods of selling cast-iron heating and cooking equipment to consumers nationwide, particularly in the antebellum years. This highly competitive industry, composed of hundreds of proprietary firms, became a site of considerable innovation in marketing. Manufacturers integrated forward, controlling the sale and distribution of their goods through networks of small retailers nationwide. The article explains how and why.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Stoves, Consumer durables, Distribution networks.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (245Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007680500063170
Publisher statement:Copyright © The President and Fellows of Harvard College 2008. This paper has been published by Cambridge University Press in 'Business history review' (82: 4 (2008) 701-733) http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BHR
Record Created:10 Jan 2011 18:20
Last Modified:27 Mar 2013 12:16

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