key word "looks like"
This is an Oak Type stove that every owner "thinks" is worth the same price and is as rare as a baseburner (its not).
They certainly have value and im sure they work fine too...but i can find 100 of these to every 1 baseburner (In my mind that equates to "less valueable")
here is an explaination of some of the differances in these types of stoves (Baseburners are the pinicle of design, function and effeciency in coal burning which occured around 1900)
If you think Im wise enough to write these descriptions below...think again... credits to our very own member/mod Greg for what follows...
"an OAK stove has the exhaust leave the top barrel of the stove from the top or the back, and the stove
does not have any method to run the hot exhaust gasses down around or under the ashpan in the BASE of the stove..
Therefore an OAK stove has a cool or cold base and is not a base heater or base burner.
The OAK is the most common version of the antique cylinder stove, it burned wood and coal and paper etc. The exhaust went directly to the flue pipe.. the exhaust flue temps were fairly high
When a rear exhaust OAK stove had a rear exhaust, it could be equiped with a double pass rear exhaust pipe, in this pipe there is a diverter damper, in one position, the exhaust goes directly up the flu, in the other position, the exhaust goes down one side of the pipe, then reverses at the bottom of the pipe and come back up the other side, the pipe has a flat plate inside that divides the pipe in two.
The exhaust does NOT get into the base of the stove, even though there is a protrusion from the stoves base that the double pipe rests on, it does not heat the base of the stove, or ashpan area.
The rear divided pipe does add a lot of extra heated surface area, but it still is not as good a a base heater, the floor under the stove is still cool.
Many baseheaters like my Art Garland are also double heaters. they have an air passageway in the base that goes up the back of the stove and picks up heat from the hot stove body and exhaust gasses,. This hot AIR passageway has a grill on the top or can be hooked to a piece of duct pipe to go up to a room above the stove.. . So the cold air from under the stove is drawn in, heated then exits the top and goes into a room above, or into the stove's room. Kind of like a single pass furnace. Simple and effective.. Look at some of the ads that Wsherrick and Norcan posts about stoves, many are 'double heaters"