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    I fond this copy of an old wood block printing in one of my archives.

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    Awesome, it is the early version of "The Fire Within", the portable Forno Bravo ovens from Boulder...
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      You think they'd be happier, given the wine and fresh bread!


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        How happy would you be if you had to drag around an oven all day?

        Seriously, any idea when that print is dated to and/or its source? I am in a medieval re-enactment group which is why I'm so interested.

        Um, why doesn't the one in the woodcut (and a few others I found elsewhere on the site) show a chimney?
        Last edited by Archena; 04-29-2007, 05:49 PM.
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          I think that brick ovens, like a lot of things, took a big step backward in the middle ages. They seem to have fogotten the vent -- along with reading and writing! I'll bet the baker was constantly hot and smelling like smoke. I read an interesting article a while ago where an academic estimated that the "modern" world did not re-reach the standard of living of the Roman empire until the 1950's.
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