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Need stove ID help

Posted: Sun. Apr. 07, 2024 8:20 pm
by BlackBetty06
A friend of mine is purchasing a house. He has never burned coal but knows I do. He sent me this picture. Can anybody give me some info on it? The current owner actively uses the stove. He is planning on burning it but has no clue how to fire coal so I have him covered in that dept but knowing what appliance I’m dealing with will help me help him.

Re: Need stove ID help

Posted: Mon. Apr. 08, 2024 9:42 am
by gardener
Looks to me like a late 19th century circulator stove.
On a circulator stove most of the exterior parts are just dressing over the real stove underneath.
The circulator stoves that I have seen were all direct draft and hand fed through the load door.
The bonnet on this one looks like it might be swing top, so there could be a top load door, but I doubt it.

Re: Need stove ID help

Posted: Mon. Apr. 08, 2024 8:28 pm
by BlackBetty06
Thanks. If he gets the place I’m sure I’ll get hands on experience. Hopefully find something go that indicates the make and model

Re: Need stove ID help

Posted: Mon. Apr. 08, 2024 9:16 pm
by mntbugy
A Penn Air-tight.
Made in Reading,PA.
Good quality stove.
Heavy as a s.o.b. if 15 inch pot or larger.
Should have number size in front somewhere. Might be 2 or 3 digits.

Should have firebrick/,refactory lined firepot.

Will have a slide or rotating damper on the breech. Will work just like a barometric damper, but manually adjustable, not automatic like a feild control baro.

Manual under and over fire air.

Re: Need stove ID help

Posted: Tue. Apr. 09, 2024 7:36 pm
by BlackBetty06
Awesome! Thanks for the info. I passed it along. I told him if he doesn’t like burning coal and wants to sell it he knows who to call first lol