Aetna Fireplace Fireback's Vintage Design Delights History Buffs
Add a slice of Americana to your fireplace while making it more efficient with the Aetna Cast Iron Fireplace Fireback. Based on a 19th Century design from the Aetna Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut (the ancestor of the current Aetna Life Insurance Company), its unique rooster design is a charming addition to your home.Firebacks have been in use since early Colonial times to increase the fire's efficiency up to 50%. They reflect more heat into the room and radiate warmth even after your fire has died down. They also protect firebrick, increasing the life of the firebox and helping to prevent further damage to aging fireplaces. The Aetna fireback is designed to rest right on the floor of the hearth, but fireback feet (sold separately) may also be used to hold it upright and raise it off the hearth floor for extra height. For wood or gas fireplaces. Heat-resistant matte black finish. Cast iron Aetna fireplace fireback Based on a 19th Century design Radiates more heat into your room, even after the fire has died down Protects your firebox and masonry For wood or gas fireplaces Matte black finishSize26" x 22"