Anyone Seen a Marshall Wells Company No. 814-A Stove?

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AKShadow
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Post Mon. Apr. 18, 2011 6:39 pm

Saw this on craigslist, they want $400. Couldn't find any info online about this company. Anyone come across anything like this?
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Post Mon. Apr. 18, 2011 7:21 pm

Seen & used similar--they are a heat machine---BUT---you need to SEE it & check internals--most replacement parts can be found for that style :) She looks in good shape externally

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Post Tue. Apr. 19, 2011 6:04 pm

This style of stove is very common as many companies made them. This is a circulator or "cabinet," type heater as the stove is enclosed in an outer steel shell to create a convection current of air. Cold air comes in at the bottom and the warm air comes out of the top. These stoves were made basically for burning Bituminous coal, but; they will burn Anthracite just fine.
Your stove was made at the tail end of the parlor stove era during the late 1920's. Notice the stove looks like a Radio rather than a stove. Circulator type stoves such as this were sold to rural customers up until the 1950's. In fact they are still made in one form or another today, but; mainly for wood burning.


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Post Tue. Apr. 19, 2011 7:07 pm

Back to answer your question ;) if the insides look good --$400.00 seems like a good price to me

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Post Tue. Apr. 19, 2011 9:43 pm

Hi AKShadow. Approve the previous 3 posts.
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Post Wed. Apr. 20, 2011 12:09 am

Thanks for the replies, I talked to the lady that was selling it and got more info. Said it used to be heating about a 1000sqft space. Little too small for me, and it doesn't top load :x Nice looking stove though!


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Post Thu. Apr. 21, 2011 12:59 pm

AKShadow wrote:Thanks for the replies, I talked to the lady that was selling it and got more info. Said it used to be heating about a 1000sqft space. Little too small for me, and it doesn't top load :x Nice looking stove though!
If you find something else you might want. Let us know and we will be happy to help with it. These type stoves are as common as dirt and another one will pop up.

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Post Fri. Apr. 22, 2011 2:22 pm

Thank you for the offer, I will most certainly take you up on it!

I am now seriously considering building a version of Berlin's hand fed stove...

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