List of stoker manufacturers over the years

List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: ben On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:38 pm

Here is a list of stoker manufacturers that I came up with. Maybe the forum will think of additional ones. I remember growing up we had a Spencer boiler fired with an EFM stoker unit with an automatic asher. (Steam)
EFM
Losch
Van Wert
Yellow Flame
Wagner
Bairmatic
Axeman-Anderson
V&E
Keystoker
Gentleman Janitor
ben
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 350

Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: Boiler Repair Man On: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:40 am

I just got done working on a spencer/heater boiler the other day. Not many of them around any more. The welder I work with worked for spencer in the 60's up until they closed.
Boiler Repair Man
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading Stove Company
Stove/Furnace Model: Allegheny

Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:54 am

Allen
Bearomatic
Eshland
Harman
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:48 am

Simplex :)
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: Short Bus On: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:09 am

Anchor
Wagner
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:10 am

Iron Fireman
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: WissaMan On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:08 am

I don't know if this was a stoker furnace, but my Mom tells me about when she was little living on the farm (in the 50's), her Dad had a big coal furnace installed to heat the whole house. She remembers there were lots of ducts and automated contraptions with chains to open and close them. When her Mom would turn the heat up she'd go down to the basement to watch all that stuff work.

She said she remembers seeing a heart shape on the stove and on the grates as if that was part of their logo. I can't remember if she remembered the mfgr name but I'll try to ask her next time I see her.
WissaMan
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magnum (MK1) w/ PC control
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum

Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: rockwood On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:13 pm

WissaMan wrote:She said she remembers seeing a heart shape on the stove

It was probably a Holland Furnace. They had heart shaped draft controls.

In a home I showed.
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:43 pm

COAL JACK

Built by our own Jim D., right here in Taunton, MA. 8-)

http://www.coaljack.com/home/
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: WissaMan On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:00 pm

rockwood wrote:It was probably a Holland Furnace. They had heart shaped draft controls.

In a home I showed.


You're right. I asked her today and she said it was a Holland. I also showed her the pictures from that other thread and she said from her memory it looked similar to that one but not exactly the same.
WissaMan
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magnum (MK1) w/ PC control
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum

Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: LoschStoker On: Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:41 pm

Air-O-Matic Rice Coal Stoker and
is manufactured by the Valentine Machine Works of Liberty Street in Schuylkill Haven.
The Call of November 1, 1935
LoschStoker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Losch 350 130k BTU's

Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: StokerDon On: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:11 am

WissaMan wrote:I don't know if this was a stoker furnace, but my Mom tells me about when she was little living on the farm (in the 50's), her Dad had a big coal furnace installed to heat the whole house. She remembers there were lots of ducts and automated contraptions with chains to open and close them. When her Mom would turn the heat up she'd go down to the basement to watch all that stuff work.

She said she remembers seeing a heart shape on the stove and on the grates as if that was part of their logo. I can't remember if she remembered the mfgr name but I'll try to ask her next time I see her.

There's a nice Holland Furnace for sale.

http://york.craigslist.org/for/4385274808.html

For the record, Holland is hand fired NOT a stoker.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:54 pm

Winkler (bituminous)

Prill (bituminous)

Will-Burt (bituminous)
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: macklj On: Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:29 pm

Stokol Hydraulic Drive, built by switzer-cummins (sp) bituminous
macklj
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stokol-Crane Sectional boiler

Re: List of stoker manufacturers over the years

PostBy: HarryE On: Sun May 11, 2014 10:09 pm

AnthraFlo located in Trucksville, PA

Below were some manufacturers of commercial and industrial anthracite stokers and boilers.

E. Keeler Co., Williamsport
Riley Stoker, Worcester, MA
International Boiler Works, East Stroudsburg, PA

All of the above are out of business, however former employees of E. Keeler Co. founded a company in Lock Haven, PA called "Faber Burner Co." I understand that they still make spare parts for Keeler installations and have the blue prints for Keeler stokers and accessories.

Detroit Stoker, Monroe, MI is still in business but they now specialize in waste to energy systems.
HarryE
 
Other Heating: natural gas

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