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Post Tue. Jun. 20, 2017 7:17 am

I purchased An Atlanta Stove works porcelain parlor stove at an auction and can't find any info on it
It is model 17 Fortune. Believe it is from 1910-1920. It is in very good condition. Even has tools that came with it. Any info would be greatly appreciate it.

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Post Tue. Jun. 20, 2017 7:36 am

Dee714 wrote:I purchased An Atlanta Stove works porcelain parlor stove at an auction and can't find any info on it
It is model 17 Fortune. Believe it is from 1910-1920. It is in very good condition. Even has tools that came with it. Any info would be greatly appreciate it.
...got pic's?

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Post Tue. Jun. 20, 2017 7:49 am

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Post Tue. Jun. 20, 2017 8:18 am

I can tell you it's a circulator meaning the cooler air along the floor is drawn into the space between the porcelain outer skin and the cast iron fire box. The warmer air exits the decorative top grill works. The style was very popular around the 1920's - 1940's my guess. Your's looks like the earlier time before the "art-deco" period.
https://maine.craigslist.org/atq/6171905855.html
...similar in design to this one for sale in Maine. Your's looks like it was well cared for. A thorough inspection of the interior casting or stove if you will, is needed. Can the outer skin come off, or can you lift out the interior part where the fire would be? How are the grates and the interior?
Sorry for all of the questions but safety is numero uno!

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Post Tue. Jun. 20, 2017 8:53 am

The inside is very good. I think it us a coal stove. There are prongs inside for picking up cost. We are wondering if it was ever used. There is no soot inside at all, only rust as would expect from sitting. Like a cast iron skillet may have from not being used. I'm not sure about cover coming off, husband will have to vheck

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Post Tue. Jun. 20, 2017 9:16 am

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Post Tue. Jun. 20, 2017 9:28 am

ok, thanks for the pic's. The nice thing about coal is it leaves no soot, only fine ash. It may have been well cared for and cleaned before it was stored. there are seems in the interior that need to be checked before you fire it up. A good light dropped inside at sun down with the lights off may allow you to see any cracks. If the cracks follow the sections of castings that were then pieced together then furnace cement may be all that is needed. It's looks like it would be fairly simple to dismantle and put back together with new nuts and bolts and fresh furnace cement. Good luck and happy coal heating.

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Post Tue. Jun. 20, 2017 11:03 am

Those look like very iffy grates for coal, as far as I can see. A picture showing the entire grate would help, but it appears only the central portion shakes.

I can see the need for that fork like tool to clear ash around the edges from above, when burning coal.

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Post Tue. Jun. 20, 2017 1:00 pm

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kiAlso, the inside of screens has plastic. Shouldn't this had been removed?

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Post Tue. Jun. 20, 2017 4:34 pm

It would more likely be mica

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Post Sat. Jun. 24, 2017 9:35 am

This is called a "parlor furnace" Everyone made them from 1928 till around 1938. They replaced them old Oak style stoves and are very common all over the north.
These ar e excellent stoves but are not as popular as earlier oak style stoves so they sell for fairly low prices. If you plan to use it , you may want to recast the grates and save the originals for patterns. Enjoy it as they are not the type of antiques that people hide away just to look at.

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Post Sat. Jun. 24, 2017 3:03 pm

Why is it we can find absolutely nothing on it? We see other Atlanta Stove works, but not this one, and hardly any porcelain at all.

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