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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 Tue. Jan. 01, 2008 10:25 am

Anybody seen or used one of these there is one for sale up the street from me for it looks like its in great shape bricks and all

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Stove/Furnace Make: Locke, Godin, Tarm in da works
Stove/Furnace Model: Warm Morning 617-A, 3721, 502
Location: Mystic, CT

Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2008 7:19 pm

It looks a lot like a Warm Morning 120. My father bought two Warm Morning 120's surplus after WWII. They are good stoves but his rusted out around the base. They have cast iron and sheet metal parts and the sheet metal has a limited life span. The fire brick in the Warm Morning were custom made for that stove. If the brick are bad it is a big expense to get them replaced. I wouldn't bid myself unless I could inspect it in person. If it were a bargain maybe, but I think there are better stoves out there. I have two model 617-A Warm Mornings myself. I paid $40 for one and $35 for the other. They are heating my house for now but in time I'm going to upgrade. Stay Warm, Jonathan
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