Just imagine what it was to cook in the days before electric or gas stoves. Feeding wood or coal into a stove, cleaning out the ashes, never being able to control the temperature. Gas ranges must have seemed like a miracle. And made that “break-in” period on a new bride that much shorter.
This ad from the Schenectady Gazette in 1923 offering the direct action gas range was from the Adirondack Power and Light Company, which eventually would be subsumed into Niagara Mohawk.