Modeler12 Posted June 25, 2015 Share #1 Posted June 25, 2015 There are several beautiful models of ship stoves I have seen that are made to scale with great details. Indeed there are several pieces of literature I have seen that show the same thing: The pulleys and chains that drive the spit rods in front of the stove. But did that actually work???? The idea was (and I don’t know if that was the inventor’s thoughts or not) that the smoke and hot air rising up the chimney would rotate a fan that was coupled to the spits. Note item 18 in the drawing below. I say: nonsense. It takes a lot more than hot air to create the torque required to turn that rig (let alone the meat that would be on the spits). I think most of us have barbequed and used a rotisserie, and I know it takes some doing – by hand or an electric motor. Here are a couple pictures about the ‘fan’, etc. But they are drawings or models, no real proof! Does anyone know the story and history??? GLakie 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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