1939 Not Pa. but Iowa

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Post by hank2 » Wed. Nov. 29, 2023 2:47 am

Farmer sits near the stove. General store. Lamoille, Iowa.
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Farm Security Administration Arthur Rothstein photographer

 
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Post by tsb » Wed. Nov. 29, 2023 7:47 am

Is that a big ass stove or a little farmer ?

 
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Post by warminmn » Wed. Nov. 29, 2023 9:09 am

Yes thats a BIG stove! Unsure if they are burning ant or bit. I did some quick research and that town is quite close to the coal mines they had in Iowa, soft coal. They mined a lot of it there until eastern coal got cheaper and easier to get and in the 1990s the last of them closed.


 
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Post by gaw » Wed. Nov. 29, 2023 11:39 am

tsb wrote:
Wed. Nov. 29, 2023 7:47 am
Is that a big ass stove or a little farmer ?
That was my first thought too. Maybe trick photography. 🤔

 
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Post by mntbugy » Wed. Nov. 29, 2023 4:41 pm

Looks like a Round Oak 24inch pot. Double burrner.

 
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Post by warminmn » Wed. Nov. 29, 2023 5:21 pm

mntbugy wrote:
Wed. Nov. 29, 2023 4:41 pm
Looks like a Round Oak 24inch pot. Double burrner.
Are Round Oaks as popular in the east as they are here? Or maybe I should have said were as popular. It just seems like half the old stoves still around here are Round Oaks. Most are so abused I wouldnt take them free.


 
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Post by mntbugy » Wed. Nov. 29, 2023 5:48 pm

A few here in the East. Free and still can't give them away. Glenwood's "Hickory" was Round Oak's foe here in the east.

Out your way people go ape chit for Round Oaks.

 
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Post by joeq » Wed. Nov. 29, 2023 6:09 pm

gaw wrote:
Wed. Nov. 29, 2023 11:39 am
That was my first thought too. Maybe trick photography. 🤔
LOL. Yeah, it must be 75 yr old photoshopped. :)

 
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Post by warminmn » Wed. Nov. 29, 2023 6:27 pm

Your right Bugy, they do. Ive never seen a good restored one at a sale but have seen real junk bring a couple hundred that belong in a scrap yard.

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