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  • It will be seen that the several parts combine together as coadjutary and co-active parts of a complete whole in a multiple culinary device, in which the several parts are furnished with their gas supply from the same fountain head, the stand-pipe 37 and all are brought into such convenient and novel combination as to work together coadjutively, in so small a comparative compass as to make a "multum in parvo" in a multiple culinary range.

    --Benjamin S. Koll, 1894, "Gas cooking and water-heating range", U.S. Patent no. 522903, p. 5, lines 39-49

    February 14, 2008