stovehospital wrote:That huge stove was on Craigslist for three weeks. I asked to buy it in the beginning and the lady said it was too far to drive and would not sell it to me. After three weeks she called on a Sat. night and I promised to be there for breakfast on Monday. I was and we bought it. No one else would buy it even though the price in the ad was $355. I wonder if that had to do with the economy or is it just too big to use for most folks.
The extra can on top is for radiative area. It was an option on many stoves. The Our Glenwoods came through with a double can if you wanted it. I have never seen one. Most of the oaks had extention cans as an option as well. The early Glenwood oaks had extention cans as an option as well. This model is the second or third series P. P. Stewart base heater. the first series has a round bottom and a cast cup on top. The later series has 4 windows in the door instead of three.
No secondary draft on these. Early stoves don't have secodary air control BUT they do have lots of small holes in the mica on the front door. That lets in air to burn off the methane when the stove is lit. It also keeps the mica nice and clean. My son uses a similar but much smaller stove and when it is lit it will form a ball of blue flame 3-4 inches inside the mica windows. They had it all figured out long before we had computers or bureacrats to tell use what to do.
You said it!! The more I learn about these stoves the more impressed I am with the out and out pure genius behind them. I am pleased when someone saves them from oblivion.