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Re: Acorn Wood Cook Stove

Posted: Tue. Dec. 06, 2016 5:23 pm
by ct01r
Chris, thanks for the reply! Your's is identical to mine, but in a little better shape. My skirt has a broken "ear" that has to be welded before I can attach it, and I need the finial. Glad you have local resources to get yours worked on; I decided to have mine redone by someone who knows what they're doing (not me!). He's 6 hours away in Rhode Island, but he seems to do good work. Thanks again! Curt

Re: Acorn Wood Cook Stove

Posted: Thu. Dec. 15, 2016 8:09 pm
by Christopher
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Good evening everyone, Paul I took some more pics on the Acorn, the water ports do not have any piping on the inside someone mortored over the port holes I cleaned then up and the ports just lead to the inside of the fire box with nothing connected to them at all, I guess the water jacket theory does no apply the this Acorn, I so much wanted to see a inside water jack or perhaps a wrap around as you suggested Paul.The part numbers are from the nickle trim and the inside of the lift off Acorn name plaque on the oven door. Most of the numbers just say what it is and #6393 witch I have the model# 6384. So would I assume that they used parts from the #6393 model to install on the #6384 model? But as far as its true age that is still up in the air? Also I tried to make the pics upright but they still down load upside down or side ways, a learning process of my girlfriends camera.

Re: Acorn Wood Cook Stove

Posted: Sat. Sep. 02, 2023 10:47 pm
by Joel Rathbone
I notice from the string that you wanted to know who the company owners were of Rathbone, Sard.
My great great Uncle, Joel Rathbone, was the owner of Rathbone, Sard. He retired to Albany NY where his brother, my great, great grandfather was the Mayor. They are both buried in the main cemetery in Albany. Joel retired early from his profitable business and purchased a large estate just outside Albany.
He actually held a patent on the stoves because he devised a method to bring hot fresh air in to burn the coal, allowing the stove to use 2/3 less coal than other coal stoves. His stoves were actually featured at the 1939 NY World's Fair.
In addition, his stoves were popular because they could be taken apart and taken in a Conestoga wagon out west.
His advertising in 1920s claimed sales of more than 1 million stoves.
Hope this helps. I have lots more on Joel if you are interested.

Re: Acorn Wood Cook Stove

Posted: Wed. Sep. 27, 2023 4:48 am
by Hoytman
We are interested. Perhaps start a new thread.

I’m interested in hearing more about this introduction of heated air to reduce coal consumption.

Re: Acorn Wood Cook Stove

Posted: Sat. Sep. 30, 2023 5:45 am
by Christopher
Thank you for the information regarding your great uncle and the history of Rathbone, Sard. His insight on stoves thst he was a head of his time and brought innovative ways to the heating industry. To be honest l was looking for any information on the "Belle" Acorn, mostly the name Belle. I thought that a distance relative you had or he had was named Belle that the stove was named after but all l could come up with was Belle Island possibly where the foundry was located near, and the stove was named after that.