Hearth-Side Bellows direct a forceful jet of combustion air to the base of your fire when needed to get a stubborn fire going or rejuvenate your dying fire. A must-have accessory for the serious wood burner.
I’m sure most of you are familiar with bellows, through seeing small, often ornate and decorative, sets of them by fireplaces. However the shape that they are today originated comparatively recently, becoming widespread in Europe in the medieval period.
The origin of bellows is well back in the prehistoric period, but they were made differently then. The first metal smelting, around the 6th millennium BC, that is, the 5,000’s BC, was done in draft and wind furnaces, that is like they fired pottery, and at that time or shortly after they realized they could smelt using blowpipes to introduce more oxygen.