Mystery 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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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160
Location: Snowbelt, N.E. Ohio

Post Sat. Dec. 13, 2008 7:03 pm

Someone gave this stove to my neighbor a couple of years ago and he's been using it to heat a 40 x 70 garage. He asked me to post some pics to see if anyone could identify the manufacturer. There is a spot where a name plate used to be. If other pics from different angles would help or some physical description, let me know.

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Post Sat. Dec. 13, 2008 7:42 pm

Don't know the make but curious to know if you have any pictures of the inside of the stove? I'm always more interested in the inside design of a stove or furnace than the outside.
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Post Sun. Dec. 14, 2008 10:16 am

That's a basic home mader. If it makes heat, it's a winner.
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Post Sun. Dec. 14, 2008 10:32 am

I was originally thinking a homemade unit too, but I see a fair amount of sophistication, in the curved sidewalls, interesting door handles and the diverter/damper handle in the top corner..

So, I'm thinking a local steel shop or an early pre-production unit from a stove company,, have you every seen one of the really early Harman stove?? pretty basic..

It will be interesting to find out what it is..

Greg L

Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
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