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Fireside Research Company

This product intended to improve the experience of an outdoor garden firepit by redirecting warm air rising from the flames out to the sides.  We were all surprised by how well it worked.


My contribution was to convert the design from the inventor’s original angular model (brown cardboard) to curved cross sections.  

Several manufacturing methods were considered and modeled for costing, ranging from a seam welded version to bolted assemblies from flat sheet or stampings.

I also contributed the concept of a linear version for commercial applications.  A modular construction of from prefabricated sections in metal, ceramic, or concrete was envisioned as well as continuous cast in place concrete.

Co-inventor, patent application assigned to FRC.

© 2019 Donna Kelley

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