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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- Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark II
- Baseburners & Antiques: Union Stove Works - Invader 2 Parlour Stove
- Coal Size/Type: Pea/Chestnut
- Other Heating: Electric baseboard
- Location: Wyckoff, NJ / Paupack, PA
I went to a train show recently and walked through a caboose. Spoke to the cabooseman giving information and he told me that the Union Stove Works stove that they had in the caboose (manufacturer of my toasted stove). I thought it would be trick to have a caboose stove so I started looking. He mentioned that Estate was also similar to the Union Stove. This stove is in Michigan and that makes it cost impossible to get to NJ. Yes, I know that it bolts to the floor. I bet it is a real machine. I wonder how I could find one at a reasonable price locally. A train bone yard? Know of anything like this? I should contact the organization that restores equipment in Boonton, NJ. I do not recall the name.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. Albert Einstein
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- Stove/Furnace Make: HARMAN
- Stove/Furnace Model: SF-250
- Location: Central MA
I burned a Russo for over 15 years and it was absolutely excellent. When it came time to upgrade to a larger stove, the closest thing I could find to it was the Harman that I now own. I loved the vent tubes that were designed to go thru the top of the fire box (the hottest section). It really was able to move heat into the room. The Russo is also a welded stove and not made from panels like some other stoves. The grates and shaker works well for removing ash. You will not be disappointed in the Russo.