Stanley Argand: what is this?

Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: JessicaD On: Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:58 am

Hello - I am new to coal stoves and am hoping for help from your members. We recently purchased a house that had this Stanley Argand stove attached to a fireplace. We have removed it from the fireplace, but are contemplating using it elsewhere in the house. It does not appear to have been used for many moons. I am wondering if any of you might have additional information on the stove itself and what we would have to do to get it back into working order. Many thanks! Jessica
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Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:46 am

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Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:42 pm

Here is the series of videos I made to show how to start a coal fire in my Stanley Argand. You ask what is it? It is a fantastic little parlor stove that is not only beautiful, but; it also can crank out the heat for its size. Click on the link below to see the videos. There are six short videos in all.

http://nepacrossroads.com/about9900.html
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Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:07 pm

William, Just watched your video again, it was so well done and so enjoyable to watch. Thanks again. I also just watched a couple of days ago Larry Trainers video, it is very similar to yours. They should be required viewing for everybody, informative for the newbees and enjoyable for the oldies.
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Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: JessicaD On: Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:43 am

Thanks so much for the responses - I looked at the videos and am intrigued! Unfortunately, I shared this with my husband who is not looking to start up yet another project. I am thinking about listing this stove on craigslist and/or ebay. Would anyone have suggestions on a fair price for this? I am in the Boston area. Many thanks, Jessica
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Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:33 am

JessicaD wrote:Thanks so much for the responses - I looked at the videos and am intrigued! Unfortunately, I shared this with my husband who is not looking to start up yet another project.


Hi Jessica,

You may want to hold on to the Stanley Argand a little while longer and see if your husband's schedule clears up. Wsherrick knows what he's talking about and that little stove could significantly reduce your heating bill. If you already have a chimney most of your cost for installation is paid. Getting the stove is the expensive part. If it were me, I'd put the idea of selling it on the back burner, no pun intended, and do a little more research on the forum. I'd look at the amount of BTUs that little stove could be expected to pump out and look at the fuel cost comparisons postings on the forum; coal is a lot cheaper then other fuels and regardless of the negative reports out there it's clean and easy to burn. Actually, if truth be told, you could install this stove yourself. My husband was less than enthusiastic about the idea of a stove of any kind much less coal so I did the research and did it myself. Now he is the stove's biggest fan because of the money it saves us on heating. You have a beautiful classic parlor stove; I'd hate to see you sell it without giving it a second thought. Lisa
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Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:03 pm

JB Sparks wrote:William, Just watched your video again, it was so well done and so enjoyable to watch. Thanks again. I also just watched a couple of days ago Larry Trainers video, it is very similar to yours. They should be required viewing for everybody, informative for the newbees and enjoyable for the oldies.


Thanks JB, I really appreciate the comment. I'm thinking about making one for the Glenwood too.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:27 pm

JessicaD wrote:Thanks so much for the responses - I looked at the videos and am intrigued! Unfortunately, I shared this with my husband who is not looking to start up yet another project. I am thinking about listing this stove on craigslist and/or ebay. Would anyone have suggestions on a fair price for this? I am in the Boston area. Many thanks, Jessica


What I would do is have the stove professionally restored. You live near several places that are nationally known for Antique Stove restorations and sales. There is Barnstable Stove Shop, Antique Stove Hospital, and Good Time Stove Company. All are good places. All have good web sites to go to. Good Time Stove Company is a lot more expensive than the other guys for some reason, but; any of them would do an excellent job of restoring your stove. You said you found the stove installed in a fireplace. How old is the house? If it is Victorian or before, that stove may have been part of the house hold since it was new. It would be a crime to discard an important part of the house's history out of hand if that is the case. My Stanley was made in 1891, the year yours was made should be on a stamp somewhere. What I would do is restore the stove and put it right back in the fireplace it came out of and benefit from the warmth and enjoyment that can only be had from a beautiful and functional coal stove. It is there when the power goes out, it is there no matter what to provide you with comfort and economy. Plus you have a unique item that will be a source of pride, and conversation when friends and family come over for a visit. Everyone who visits my home and observes my two stoves in operation are always amazed that these, "antiques." are so efficient and effective. I depend on my stoves for 100% of my heating needs and wouldn't have it any other way. Now I'm not suggesting that you do the same,but; a coal stove for supplemental heat at least is highly recommended.
Just think long and hard about it before you decide. Don't do something you will regret later.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:00 pm

I would absolutely second Lisa's and william's comments about your Stanley Argand. Don't do anything in haste you may regrate later.

JB
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Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: offcoursey On: Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:17 pm

Nice!.... Can we have more pics of the stove?
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Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:02 pm

Hopefully we'll hear back from Jessica. But here is a picture or two of mine in use.
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Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: JessicaD On: Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:05 pm

Hi! After a few years of looking wistfully at the stove, I have concluded that we are never going to have the time to restore and use her. I wish we could. But, I did want to let you know that I posted a listing for sale on ebay, at the link below. If the link does not work, you can search ebay "Stanley Argand" and should find the listing. Let me know if there are additional pictures that would be helpful. I am just outside of Boston and would be delighted if any of the members here were interested. Thank you so much for the information and encouragement above. My best, Jessica

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 1186806913
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Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:53 am

Hi Jessica, I grew up in Newton, Ma. and My younger sis is still there. Her and her husband enjoy using antique and classic home appliances. Are you close?
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Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: nortcan On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:10 pm

HUM--HUM :?: .................Am I in the good forum's section :?: :sick:
But about the videos, watching William's ones and a few other ones is better than watching most of the ""stupid"" TV series found in our ""Advanced"" world.
Must get a permanent Video section on the forum, listed at the top of the topics so new and not new members could acces to them easily.
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Re: Stanley Argand: what is this?

PostBy: JessicaD On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:19 pm

Hi MichaelAnthony! I am actually located in Newton! What a small world. Best, Jessica
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