Monday, November 02, 2009

Amish fireplace

eBay can be truly educational, and so can this blog. When I first heard of Amish fireplaces, given my knowledge of low-tech communities, if one were to obtain one, it would be equally low-tech. And wouldn't you know what they have on eBay...

The idea behind this is that it's semi-portable electric fireplace (ie: one that is not permanently part of the building). All of the auctions do indicate that at least ONE part of it was created by the Amish, specifically the mantles. Given their lack of reliance on technology, in the event of a infrastructure-disrupting disaster, the Amish will be able to continue on without interference. But, they won't have much of a market for mantles for Amish fireplaces.

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