Morso wood products have a history that dates all the way back to 1853, when business graduate, N. A. Christensen, started his own iron foundry on the Limfjord island of Mors. In the first few years, the small handful of employees manufactured everything from barn windows and memorial crosses to cooking stoves, pots and pans.
However, N. A. Christensen wasn’t just your usual business man. With his well-honed talent for good business and his many creative and forward-thinking ideas, he quickly succeeded in turning the company into one of the country’s leading iron foundries, and towards the close of the century, Morsø’s cast goods were well-known throughout the country. Especially the popular solid fuel stoves and cooking stoves, which had now become the company’s most important brand.
At the turn of the 20th. century, Morsø began supplying heating systems to churches, schools and a number of public buildings, including the state railways and various ministries. And at the start of the 1900s, the popular imperial-style stoves found their way into the royal apartments at Amalienborg. In 1915, various stoves had already been supplied to the palaces at Amalienborg and to several other royal residences, and the company was therefore bestowed the prestigious title of Purveyor to His Majesty the King by King Christian X. Later, in 1969, the title was changed to Purveyor to the Royal Danish Court.
Always in front
Right from the earliest years, development and innovation have been an important driving force for Morsø Jernstøberi. Various history-making products and principles have, therefore, put the beautiful island in Limfjord on the map. For example, the convection principle, which at the turn of the new century was developed in cooperation with other foundries, and which has set completely new standards on how efficiently and especially how comfortably we can heat our homes with a solid fuel stove.
When central heating and, therefore, radiators began to make their mark in Danish homes in the 1950s, the solid fuel stove was out-competed. But Morsø showed once again that it had its finger on the pulse, when the revolutionary open fireplace stove, the 1122, was launched. In so doing, Morsø opened up a completely new market and a completely new way of making life warmer. In two senses of the word.
In summary, Morsø has, step by step, led the way in both new designs and new ways of combining form and function; efficiency with beauty and comfort – and also in recent years with environmental awareness.
The original cast-iron stove
If you asked 100 Danes to name a stove brand, more than 90 of them would without doubt say “Morsø”, with good reason. For generations, Morsø has been the quintessence of a Danish stove. At once both timeless and modern and at the same time efficient and cozy. Morsø stoves are made of cast iron, which most people agree is the best material for a stove.
|• All stoves want to expand as they get hot. However, cast iron has a thermal tension, which makes the material especially well suited to changing temperatures. The result is that a Morsø cast-iron stove will never warp or deform correctly used.|
|• Morsø stove are not welded or cemented together – they are assembled with gasket and then bolted together, which insures that a Morsø stoves will remain tightly sealed for the life of the stove.|
|• Cast iron is highly resistant to burn-through.|
|• The thickness of the cast iron we use at Morsø is nearly twice as thick as a stove made of plate steel. So, our stoves retain heat longer.|
|• Cast iron’s ability to distribute the heat is much better than that of steel. This means that the heat from a Morsø cast-iron stove always feels more comfortable and a pleasure to be close to.|
|• Morsø stoves have a 10-year warranty against defects in manufacturing. Please see owner’s manual for details.|
|• Morsø stoves are made of the highest quality cast iron – using 98% recycled material.|