Larbert Portable Cooking Range
‘Larbert 41104’ portable range is arguably the most attractive of the portable ranges. Like almost all of its counterparts the Larbert range harked from the Falkirk area and was manufactured by Dobbie Forbes & Company Ltd at their Larbert Works. It was dubbed by its creators “Best in the world” and “never fail” which is good marketing by anyone’s standards!
Early examples feature the decorative strap hinges and crescent flue box whilst the later ones have a plain door and angular flue box. They came in every shape and size with or without boilers and remained in production from the late 19th century to the mid 20th.