Question by  prairieseagull (25)

Did they have gas fireplaces in the 1970s?

Or is that a more modern invention?


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

No there were not. In the 1970's the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) placed a ban on gas stoves and fireplaces calling them too dangerous.


Answer by  philg1961 (347)

Gas fireplaces date back to at least the 19th century. Gas fireplaces have never been as popular as "the real thing" because most people like the smell produced by a fireplace. Each kind of wood burns with a distinctive odor.

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