Winkler stoker?

Winkler stoker?

PostBy: glenn harris On: Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:44 pm

Any idea about this thing? The tag calls it a winkler stoker from Indiana.
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Re: Winkler stoker?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:16 pm

Glenn, there is a family member that was on the forum a couple of months ago. His grandfather was the designer/manufacturer or some such thing. Lots of them made, not many left. Do a search for winkler and you will be pleasantly surprised. :idea:
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Re: Winkler stoker?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:34 am

That is the remains of a bituminous stoker.. they were meant to be installed in hand feed stoves. You would remove the grates and ashpan. You inserted the stoker through the ashpan door and under where the grates were.. a high temp cement was poured around the firepot sealing the combustion chamber..

There was quite an industry for these add-on stokers in the 30's and 40's,, oil was becoming so popular that coal was feeling the pinch.. I have several trade newspapers labeld 'The Stoker News' all about this type of stoker unit.

Several makers I can remember off hand:
Iron Fireman
Winkler'
Will-Burt [bought Iron Fireman]
Delco
Massey-Fergusun
In total I counted 12 or more different makers.. I don't have time to dig out the trade papers right now.

Moving this to the Bituminous forum for better exposure

Greg L
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Re: Winkler stoker?

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:55 pm

interesting to see how the unit was left in place and the floor was painted around it! :?
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Re: Winkler stoker?

PostBy: Winkler Grandson 2 On: Thu May 08, 2014 4:30 pm

That is only part of the stoker. It was made in Lebanon IN ... 4 Winkler brothers Herman, Maurice, Carl, and Walter ...
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Re: Winkler stoker?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:43 am

I have a couple of questions and have sent you a PM.t hanks
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Re: Winkler stoker?

PostBy: Pacowy On: Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:31 am

I have a few questions, too, because the unit in Glenn's pic looks a lot like a Motor Stokor using the box in the background (which resembles a Winkler cabinet) as a hopper. If there is more of a relationship between Motor Stokor and Winkler, all of the Motor Stokor stuff in my garage would like to know about it. :lol:

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Re: Winkler stoker?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:35 pm

wow, now that is cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUP11hN87q4

I have absolutely no use for it but I would love to put in the fireplace and watch it run instead of the TV..
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Re: Winkler stoker?

PostBy: Pacowy On: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:49 pm

You'd be amazed at the stuff people with big btu loads can do with that type of thing...but it would do more for you in a boiler or furnace than in the fireplace. :D

Mike
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Re: Winkler stoker?

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:49 pm

Anybody able to identify this one?

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Re: Winkler stoker?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:05 pm

Iron Fireman?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py49seodBPU

Europachris knows all about these.
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