Instruction Manuals for Antique Baseburner Oak Parlor Stoves

Learn the ins and outs of designs that date back to the turn of the last century. Whether you are looking to restore an antique stove or have questions about modern reproductions you'll find the answers to your questions here.
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Wren
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Post Tue. Jan. 10, 2017 6:06 pm

Have only had time to read the first one. It is hilarious and I needed a good laugh. Amazing that you tracked these down....

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dcrane
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Post Tue. Jan. 10, 2017 6:22 pm

Wren wrote:Have only had time to read the first one. It is hilarious and I needed a good laugh. Amazing that you tracked these down....
Ill post up some more when I have a chance (found a few more of those old Sear's cats in some barns & foreclosures over the last year), but yes...anyone who has not fully read that first article I posted should take the time to do so... Its simply precious stuff & hilarious!

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Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
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Post Tue. Jan. 10, 2017 6:29 pm

Welcome back, Doug. Good to see ya back on here.

Yeah, that first one is hilarious - thanks !!!

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.


fig
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Post Tue. Jan. 10, 2017 8:35 pm

I'd sure like to get my hands on a feed magazine for the round oak.

Sunny Boy
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Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Tue. Jan. 10, 2017 9:32 pm

fig wrote:I'd sure like to get my hands on a feed magazine for the round oak.
Round Oak man. He sells parts, he might have a mag, or know where there is one ?
http://www.roundoakman.com/3.html

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.

fig
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Post Tue. Jan. 10, 2017 9:55 pm

Good idea. Thanks.


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oros35
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Post Wed. Jan. 11, 2017 12:22 pm

So I'm not completely crazy for trying to burn Bit in one of these old stoves!!!

I can see there are definite design differences between them that make one better than the other. These are great reads!

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Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Wed. Jan. 11, 2017 2:43 pm

There are quite a few antique parlor stoves that are designed to burn Bit coal and they do it well.

There are a number of models of Oak stoves that are made specifically to burn bit that have an air tube extending down over the center of the firebed to provide preheated secondary air.

There are other models of Oaks that have air feed channels cast into the walls of the firepot.

And, while not advertised for it, we have some members that report burning Bit coal successfully in their Glenwood base heater stoves that still have the secondary air supply "gas ring" around the top of the firepot.

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.

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