When did manufacturers stop using mica in their stoves?

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Post By: Wal » Mon. Mar. 12, 2018 7:31 am

Hi , just wondered when manufacturers stopped using mica in there stoves and started using heat proof glass . Only curious as my stove has mica but I can't find a manufacturer name anywhere so was wondering about a appropriate year , would give me a rough idea .

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Post By: samhill » Mon. Mar. 12, 2018 7:37 am

Have no idea but it must still be made as some Amish stores still carry it. Could possibly be old stock but I believe it's still around.

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Post By: Wal » Mon. Mar. 12, 2018 7:41 am

Sorry , obviously didn't make myself clear. I have bought mica for my stove . But my question was when did stove manufacturers stop using it , and started using heat proof glass .

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Post By: mikemonaghan » Mon. Mar. 19, 2018 5:13 pm

i think it was in the 1950's that is when the pyro-ceramic glass was 1st used in scale

we buy it for our customers at
www.woodstove-fireplaceglass.com


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Post By: Wal » Tue. Mar. 20, 2018 2:23 am

Many thanks

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Post By: warminmn » Tue. Mar. 20, 2018 8:37 am

Chubby Stoves still use mica dont they?

they sold cheap wood stoves in the early 1980's, parlor styles, that used it for glass. I have one here in my garage. I think they were imports and are cheap quality. They had a screen if front of the mica.

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Post By: Wal » Tue. Mar. 20, 2018 8:48 am

Thanks just wanted a idea of the age of the stove I am restoring and putting in the bedroom as I can't find a manufacturer logo anywhere I will have to guess . No matter it's a good looking heavy parlor stove and it's been installed this Friday so will post some photos when it's up and running.

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