"City" Oak

"City" Oak

PostBy: jimg On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:49 pm

I've recently seen an advertisment for a "City Oak Pot Belly Stove" in a local paper. I have been considering replacing a mostly unused woodstove with a hand-fired coal stove and am going to call but was wondering if anyone may have some information on this manufacturer. I have searched here and otherwise, and it looks like it might be a Glennwood city series as that seems to be the only thing that comes up when I search for city oak and stove. Thanks in advance for any insight.

Jim
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 Highboy
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning in garage
Coal Size/Type: Rice for EFM and Stove/Nut for

Re: "City" Oak

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:41 pm

Need a picture. A lot of people mislabel a stove as a pot belly.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: "City" Oak

PostBy: jimg On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:22 pm

I called and have an appointment to see it tomorrow. It was described as black with silver trim, about 4 1/2 feet high, ornate on the top and in very good shape. This belonged to the persons Great Uncle, was willed to them and has not been used for many years. I will take pics. Thanks
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Re: "City" Oak

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:41 pm

jimg wrote:I called and have an appointment to see it tomorrow. It was described as black with silver trim, about 4 1/2 feet high, ornate on the top and in very good shape. This belonged to the persons Great Uncle, was willed to them and has not been used for many years. I will take pics. Thanks


Post some pix. I'll bet it is a small Glenwood. Measure the diameter of the firepot while you are there. That will help to see if it will serve your needs.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: "City" Oak

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:13 pm

SteveZee wrote:
jimg wrote:I called and have an appointment to see it tomorrow. It was described as black with silver trim, about 4 1/2 feet high, ornate on the top and in very good shape. This belonged to the persons Great Uncle, was willed to them and has not been used for many years. I will take pics. Thanks


Post some pix. I'll bet it is a small Glenwood. Measure the diameter of the firepot while you are there. That will help to see if it will serve your needs.



If it is a City Glenwood then it is not an Oak stove. City Glenwoods are strictly Anthracite stoves. They can come in either direct draft or with an indirect back pipe. They are very good stoves and they came in sizes up to a 14 inch fire pot. We can make further evaluations when we can see the pictures.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: "City" Oak

PostBy: jimg On: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:53 pm

This stove was not at all what I expected. Quite small, closer to 30 inches high than the 4 feet mentioned, with a fire box that was maybe 8 inches in diameter. The silver, was silver paint on certain parts of the stove. I did not take any pictures. Thanks to all who replied.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 Highboy
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning in garage
Coal Size/Type: Rice for EFM and Stove/Nut for

Re: "City" Oak

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:27 pm

Never heard of that stove. Pics?
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Re: "City" Oak

PostBy: wsherrick On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:57 am

Vinmaker wrote:Never heard of that stove. Pics?


There are a couple of threads with pictures about the City Glenwoods. Just type in, "City Clenwood," in the search function box and they will pop up.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: "City" Oak

PostBy: stovehospital On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:23 am

The City Glenwood is based on the later Glenwood Oaks. They used the bottom of a Glenwood Oak but instead of a firepot they used a brick lined upper barrel. Then they added a round , draw center grate instead of the 4 bars found in an oak stove. That meant they made a coal stove for the absolute minimum number of castings and minimum price. They are the low end of the Glenwood line but work better than you would expect.
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Re: "City" Oak

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:42 am

stovehospital wrote:The City Glenwood is based on the later Glenwood Oaks. They used the bottom of a Glenwood Oak but instead of a firepot they used a brick lined upper barrel. Then they added a round , draw center grate instead of the 4 bars found in an oak stove. That meant they made a coal stove for the absolute minimum number of castings and minimum price. They are the low end of the Glenwood line but work better than you would expect.


That sounds like allot of the smaller cylinders of the day Emory. My Star Herald is similar as is the Crystal Crawford that Jason is restoring. They do work well though and usually have really deep "pots" in relation to their diameter.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

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