Some Vermont Castings History

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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Post Thu. May. 09, 2013 6:37 pm

From 1989. Such a great story and such a sad ending for the founders.

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Post Thu. May. 09, 2013 7:05 pm

Nice article Richard. I lived up the road in Rochester, Vt in the mid 70's & knew Duncan pretty well while he was brain storming all this. Three of us did all the sheet rocking, in the then new factory in Randolph when it went up. It was state of the art for the area. Warren,Vt was right at the base of the Sugarbush ski area access road-real interesting area back when. Thanx for the post my older friend--got me to remembering some real outstanding times. :D
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Post Fri. May. 17, 2013 6:55 am

Great article; never had a VC, but someone posted a pic (maybe you) a year or so ago on the VC ash pan design for preventing dust migration - what a great system.

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Post Fri. May. 17, 2013 7:22 am

Great "story"... :lol: i'll leave it at that.

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