Favorite Stove & Range Company
William C. Davis started the W.C. Davis Company in 1848 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company manufactured cast iron heating stoves and cast iron (hollow ware) cookware. After the Civil War the W.C. Davis became known as the Great Western Stove Works.
Great Western Stove Works expanded into a new location in 1880 and the name was changed to "The Favorite Stove Works."
In 1888, the City of Piqua, Ohio signed a contract to bring the Favorite Stove Works to Piqua. The Favorite Stove Works officially closed their doors in Cincinnati on December 22, 1888.
The Favorite Stove and Range Company officially opened on February 25, 1889 in Piqua, Ohio.
The Favorite Stove and Range Company produced hollow ware and the line included gem pans, kettles, griddles and skillets. They did extensive porcelainizing, especially in blue.
In the fall of 1934, an announcement was made that the firm was to be sold and shut down due to the depression. The plant facilities were sold to a Cincinnati investment group, and the firm was shut down by January of 1935.