My New Stove...

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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ntp71
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Reading Foundry Water Heater
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Old Mill Mini Stoker with Keystoker Feed System
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar SCR
Baseburners & Antiques: Caloric UltraMatic Coal-Gas Range
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut
Location: Nanticoke, PA

Post Sun. Apr. 21, 2013 10:10 am

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Caloric Coal/Gas
I just picked this Caloric Coal/Gas stove up the other day. This stove is in excellent shape.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sun. Apr. 21, 2013 10:38 am

Looks new. How old is it?
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Post Sun. Apr. 21, 2013 10:53 am

71,

I have been looking for that type of stove for a year. Thats awesome ! You don't know of any others in similar vintage and condition do you? Please pm me if you do.
Congrats

Waldo
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac MCK 508
Other Heating: Embassy Ambassador BMS natural gas boiler, Aga kitchen range
Location: Hartford, CT

Post Sun. Apr. 21, 2013 11:36 am

What an awesome find! I have a very "retro" looking kitchen and that Caloric would look super in it.

We had a 1960s Caloric (all gas) and it was a superb stove; beautifully made and very high quality. Really built to last.

I currently have this Crown stove, doesn't burn coal but thought I would share. I believe it dates from the late 1960s or early 1970s.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Reading Foundry Water Heater
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Old Mill Mini Stoker with Keystoker Feed System
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar SCR
Baseburners & Antiques: Caloric UltraMatic Coal-Gas Range
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut
Location: Nanticoke, PA

Post Sun. Apr. 21, 2013 2:04 pm

Thanks all. I am not sure of the year yet. Just got it yesterday and have not had time to mess with it yet. I have been scouring Craigslist on a daily basis looking for something like this and I could not believe the condition. So, I had to jump on it.

As of now I do not know of any others, however my brother does Estate cleanouts and I told him to keep an eye out for me. If I hear anything I will let ya know.

Neal

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Post Sun. Apr. 21, 2013 2:38 pm

Nice unit Neal :)
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Reading Foundry Water Heater
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Old Mill Mini Stoker with Keystoker Feed System
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar SCR
Baseburners & Antiques: Caloric UltraMatic Coal-Gas Range
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut
Location: Nanticoke, PA

Post Sun. Apr. 21, 2013 5:03 pm

Thanks

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Post Mon. Apr. 22, 2013 7:47 am

Agent 71,

What did you use for a search phrase on cl? Thanx

Waldo
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace
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Post Mon. Apr. 22, 2013 7:52 am

That girl got some serious hips on 'er :verycool:
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Reading Foundry Water Heater
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Old Mill Mini Stoker with Keystoker Feed System
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar SCR
Baseburners & Antiques: Caloric UltraMatic Coal-Gas Range
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut
Location: Nanticoke, PA

Post Tue. Apr. 23, 2013 9:46 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:Agent 71,

What did you use for a search phrase on cl? Thanx

Waldo
umm...don't tell anyone...I used..."coal stove"

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Reading Foundry Water Heater
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Old Mill Mini Stoker with Keystoker Feed System
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar SCR
Baseburners & Antiques: Caloric UltraMatic Coal-Gas Range
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut
Location: Nanticoke, PA

Post Tue. Apr. 23, 2013 9:47 pm

Now the bad news...this unit is a propane model..so I need a regulator as well as a dual Pilot Thermopile Safety Valve to get her up and running properly.

Cha Ching!

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
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Post Wed. Apr. 24, 2013 12:18 am

ntp71 wrote:
I just picked this Caloric Coal/Gas stove up the other day. This stove is in excellent shape.
That photo sure brings back memories of my childhood. It's exactly the stove that was in my Mother's kitchen. It was purchased new in the late 40's or early 50's. It was still in use when I sold my Mother's home in 1985. It was originally propane powered, but when natural gas came to town it was converted. The coal part heated our kitchen and adjoining living room. The left side swings open for access to the shaker grates and the removable ash box. It was my job as a kid was to carry it out and empty the ashes. The little black knob on the front upper left controls the manual draft damper. The oven and broiler are on the right, both gas powered. Of the four gas burners on the top one is larger than the other three. That's the one that was used for boiling water when canning fruit. Plenty of BTU's. The coal stove was used primarily for heat and simmering a pot of water or soup. It was also used to toast bread. Just remove one of the top grates and hold a piece of bread with a long fork over the hot coals. You quickly had toast. The two silver grills are heat vents, the left one is coal the right one gas oven. The light is a long single florescent tube, something special to see in the late 40's. The electric clock has a buzzer timer. My Mother cared for her stove well. She said it was so much easier to cook on than the old only coal stove. I wish I would have kept it when I sold the house.
Yanche
Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Stoker Boiler burning Anthracite Pea Coal

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ntp71
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Reading Foundry Water Heater
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Old Mill Mini Stoker with Keystoker Feed System
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar SCR
Baseburners & Antiques: Caloric UltraMatic Coal-Gas Range
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut
Location: Nanticoke, PA

Post Mon. May. 06, 2013 6:49 pm

Here's a new one.
**Broken Link(s) Removed**It looks as though it has the hookups for a water tank on the side. Mine doesn't have that. :(

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