R. R. Finch, Jr., of New York City, has invented and taken measures to secure a patent for the above. By means of this improve ment in the construction of staves, the necessity for an elbow is, in most cases obviated; a collar is placed over the Sue of the stove and attached to it by a button, this collar may be inclined in various directions at pleasure, in order to receive the stove-pipe from the chimney at any angle desired. The pipe may pass from the stove horizontally, or extend up any desired distance before it enters the flue of the chimney, the change being effected without the use of elbows, as in the usual manner.