P&B Mfg Nashville, Enterprise Water Heater No 288

P&B Mfg Nashville, Enterprise Water Heater No 288

PostBy: E4TA On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:09 am

I'm having trouble finding any info on an old cast iron stove I just found. Maybe someone here can help?

P&B Mfg Nashville, Enterprise Water Heater No 288

It is not very big. Probably weighs around 150 to 200 lbs. Has two circular removable lids on top, two small threaded openings on the back, a door on the front with vent and a removable plate on the front towards the top with the info embedded.

Would like some info on how it is supposed to operate, year made, and some info about the mfg would be nice. Hope you all can help. Thanks!

Liz
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Stove/Furnace Model: Enterprise Water Heater No 288

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:54 am

Liz, welcome to the FORUM. Post some pix if you can.
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Re: P&B Mfg Nashville, Enterprise Water Heater No 288

PostBy: E4TA On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:32 pm

Here are a couple of pics. Thanks!
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Re: P&B Mfg Nashville, Enterprise Water Heater No 288

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:16 pm

seems to be a run on that style stove as of late-- people more knowledgable then me on it will chime in I'm sure-- good job posting the pix. My understanding is that it was used to heat up laundry water back when. It looks in decent shape. Depemds what the insides look like as far as functionality. (I suspect those threaded holes would be for a heating coil attached to a water supply--there's another post--Birmingham ??? Queen--check it out. You done good, you've got the bottom stand:)
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Re: P&B Mfg Nashville, Enterprise Water Heater No 288

PostBy: Dcrowder On: Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:26 pm

I came across this very heater today still connected to the storage tank.
Very cool and in fairly good shape. I will try to post a picture of it. This picture was taken before I "cleaned" up around it. I will post a better picture tomorrow.
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Re: P&B Mfg Nashville, Enterprise Water Heater No 288

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:18 pm

Fred's right.

Generically known as laundry, or canning stoves. The give away is the front loading trap door that sticks out from the top. The antique water boiler tanks were sized to cover the top, or even put a small wash tub on it. That trap door allowed loading more fuel in without having to remove a heavy, hot tub of water.

Some of the more elaborate ones had racks around the outside of the firepot to hold and heat irons when ironing clothes and sheets.

Not very good for heating an indoor space long-term though. The fireboxes tended to be small.


E4TA, Liz,
If your thinking of using it, that one in the bed of the truck will need those broken pieces - such as the ash pan door and damper cover, and the front top plate -repaired or it'll be tough to control the fire.

Paul
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Re: P&B Mfg Nashville, Enterprise Water Heater No 288

PostBy: Photog200 On: Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:20 pm

Turned the photo for you.

Randy
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