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.
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.
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on Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:23 pm, edited 4 times in total.