Pittston Stove Company History

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Post By: Pauliewog » Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 11:30 am

I am doing some research on the Pittston Stove Company and would appreciate any information our members may have.

It was located between William and Broad Street,
Pittston Pa. I remember it being referred to as the Pittston Stove Works and it burned down sometime in the early 1900's.

I live about a mile or two from its original site and have two stoves that were built there.

They built some really beautiful cook , parlor, and box stoves, and a large number still exist in Wyoming Valley homes.

Thanks

Paulie

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Post By: juliocaprari » Wed. Mar. 11, 2015 10:26 pm

Hi Paulie,

My family owns the Pittston Stove building.

I have a lot of history on the subject. In fact, I recently researched and wrote an article for the Greater Pittston Historical Society. I'd be happy to share it with you.

Julio

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Post By: mtdew56 » Sat. Mar. 28, 2015 11:55 am

I have a Pittston ,Happy Thought Stove Model 503612. Could anyone give me a ball park fig. of what its worth. Thank You


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Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Post By: Pauliewog » Sat. Mar. 28, 2015 8:32 pm

juliocaprari wrote:Hi Paulie,

My family owns the Pittston Stove building.

I have a lot of history on the subject. In fact, I recently researched and wrote an article for the Greater Pittston Historical Society. I'd be happy to share it with you.

Julio
Hi Julio,

I would really enjoy reading your article. I found an old picture on E-Bay of the factory. It was taken before AS Powers was built. It looks like the building to the right of Powers was also part of Pittston Stove.

Does your family run the Dutchess Outlet .

Paulie

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Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Post By: Pauliewog » Sat. Mar. 28, 2015 8:37 pm

mtdew56 wrote:I have a Pittston ,Happy Thought Stove Model 503612. Could anyone give me a ball park fig. of what its worth. Thank You
Is your Happy Thought a cook top kitchen stove or a parlor stove?

Can you post some pictures of the stove?

Paulie

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Post By: juliocaprari » Mon. Apr. 20, 2015 6:30 pm

Paulie,

Yes, that is my family's business.

Sorry for the late reply, I forgot about this forum. I'd be happy to email you the article.

What is your address?

Thanks!

Julio


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Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Post By: Pauliewog » Mon. Apr. 20, 2015 6:54 pm

juliocaprari wrote:Paulie,

Yes, that is my family's business.

Sorry for the late reply, I forgot about this forum. I'd be happy to email you the article.

What is your address?

Thanks!

Julio
Julio,

I sent you a pm with my contact information.

Thanks,
Paulie

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Post By: elabrendel » Sat. Jul. 28, 2018 10:30 am

Hello,

Can anyone here confirm whether the Pittston stove in the images is authentic?

Thank you in advance!

Ela
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Pittston Happy Thoughts Stove

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Post By: Pauliewog » Sat. Jul. 28, 2018 11:05 am

elabrendel wrote:
Sat. Jul. 28, 2018 10:30 am
Hello,

Can anyone here confirm whether the Pittston stove in the images is authentic?

Thank you in advance!
Yes, that is a Happy Thought direct draft oak stove.

Price is more than fair if the stove itself was never fired. Are you buying or selling it? I would definitely be interested in it if it's for sale.

Here is a picture of one I have that is awaiting restoration.

Paulie
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Post By: elabrendel » Sat. Jul. 28, 2018 11:59 pm

Hi Paulie,
Thanks for the validation :)

I am picking it up tomorrow. The stove was never used apparently and doesn't look like it has ever been fired. Excellent condition, it comes from the Rockford area. Here is my email if you would be interested in it: [email protected]

Thank you.

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