wsherrick wrote:No it is not from the 30's. It most likely dates from around 1910-1915. Some stoves had enamel finishes they weren't very common but they did exist. Mica base burners of this type were made from the early 1880's up to around 1920. By the early 20's central heating had become common place. It is a later, simplified style of Art Nouveau.
I looked at other stoves of that time-frame and found that Sears Roebuck sold a similar looking mica unit by a different company. Though the finishes weren't as brilliant, the art Nouveau styling was very close.
Do you (or anybody) know what "type" of stove to call this? It doesn't seem to really fit in the "Potbelly" catagory, someone said they wouldn't really call it a "Parlor" Stove. So, (not that I'm looking to do so, but) if I were to post it for sale, what would I call it other than: Reading Stove Works "Brilliant Sunshine" Coal burner???
Thanks for your input!