Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: Den034071 On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:45 am

A Christmas Story:
I was born in Coaldale PA. My dad, 2 grandpaws & 5 uncles worked for Lehigh Coal & Navigation.
The "Old Company" as it was known back then, employed some 6,000 men in its mining operationThen LcN produced an average of 4 million ton of coal a year. LCN had 9 collierys and numerous surface strippings.
Summers I and my Dad picked coal from a refuse bank. Dad would sling a 75 pound burlap bag of coal & go down culm banks then up the railroad tracks to our home. I've calculated this was an 1/8 or more miles to our house. 75 lbs, 1/8 mile, try it gents.
Another source of coal was the RR marshalling yard.We lived near the coal company railroad. A steam locomotive engineer, if he saw one of us on our porch, he would blow his whistle adn bump the loaded gondolas, spilling coal along the railroad tracks. We'd wait until th train left and me and my sister would go pick up the nut coal and bring it home. I never met him to thank him but I think he knew by the eay we waved & jumped up & down.
Our town had a population of about 3000 people and 31 bars and 7 churches. All did well. The miners would stop after work for a shot & a beer, "to wash the dust down".

Here is a song (1960) that our high school music teacher changed.

I'm dreaming of a black Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.
Where the coal cars glistend & children listened, to hear colliery whistles blow.
I'm dreaming of a black Christmas, with every coal car that I fill.
May your days be Merry & Bright & may all your coal be Anthracite.

A Special Merry Christmas to my dear friens, Freetown Fred, LS Greg, Fastcat, O. P., Grizzly & Rob R. Thanks & "have a healthy happy warm Christmas. Jack (Den034071)
Den034071
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer, 3095

Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:56 am

Don't we all like taking the trip down memory lane. Great story.
Another "Merry Christmas" to all. (Even if it's not politically correct)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: tcalo On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:51 pm

Merry Christmas to all! Stay warm my friends.
tcalo
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

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Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:33 pm

Thank you, and a safe and Merry Christmas to you too.

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: coalvet On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:37 pm

Merry Christmas to all you black rock burners!

Rich
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler

Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:58 pm

merry christmas to all u hand feeders...even u hopper wussissys....
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:02 pm

buffalo bob wrote:merry christmas to all u hand feeders...even u hopper wussissys....


Hopper wooseies! LOL! :roll: 1st time I heard that one. (Don't know how to read into it.)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:10 pm

Thanks for the story and the kind words. Have a Merry Christmas!
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:12 pm

handfeeders open the door feel the intense heat aqnd shovel the coal in...hopper wussies never feel
joeq wrote:
buffalo bob wrote:merry christmas to all u hand feeders...even u hopper wussissys....[the intense heat ,just dump it in the hopper bu t merry christmas to them all.../quote]

Hopper wooseies! LOL! :roll: 1st time I heard that one. (Don't know how to read into it.)
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:14 pm

Merry Christmas back at the bunch of ya :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:14 pm

Merry Christmas to all of you coal burning sons a guns.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:54 pm

..feliz navidad! buon natale! merry christmas!
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: Gian4 On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:17 pm

Merry Christmas all.
Gian4
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Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: dtzackus On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:34 pm

Great Story. Ahh, the good ole day.. lol

Well, Merry Christmas everyone.

I'd say to stay warm, but we all burn coal :)

Dan
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar LCC
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: LCC

Re: Hand fired coal stoves (Merry Christmas)

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:45 pm

Joyeux Noel a tous.
From nortpole :)
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