Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Glass Door Oven
The first full-size glass door oven was invented and manufactured here by Ernst H. Huenefeld of The Huenefeld Company in 1909. Specially designed and patented sheet metal frames in the door allowed for expansion and contraction of the glass. The large window, guaranteed against steaming up or breaking from heat, allowed users to view their baking without opening the oven door. Huenefeld had acquired this property in 1903 for a new factory. The Huenefeld Company, established in 1872 on Pearl Street, moved its manufacturing here in 1904 from its downtown Cincinnati locations. The company, in operation until its sale in 1966, was widely known as a manufacturer of ranges, stoves, ovens, heaters, furnaces, refrigerators, washing machines, and other household products. A standard feature in homes today, the glass door oven was a technological breakthrough in 1909.
Erected 2003 by Cincinnati Preservation Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 59-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker
Location. 39° 7.845′ N, 84° 32.221′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Grove Avenue and Straight Street, on the right when traveling south on Spring Grove Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2701 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (approx. one mile away); The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (approx. one mile away); Camp Joy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cincinnati Breweries / Remaining Brewery Structures (approx. 1.1 miles away); Albert Washington (approx. 1.4 miles away); Edison R. "Big Ed" Thompson (approx. 1.4 miles away); John James Audubon in Cincinnati (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cincinnati Public Markets / The Northern Liberties (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Also see . . . History of The Huenefeld Company. Can be accessed through the University of Cincinnati company histories website. (Submitted on November 25, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce • Notable Events •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,136 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.