I am going to bid on this parlor stove but I was hoping someone could tell me maybe more about what time frame it comes from? Its cast iron with enamel over the front. Also do you think if I hooked up the pipe in the back I could safely use it?
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gosh...you gotta admit the French really knew their enamaling back in the day. Beautiful looking stove... Im not sure why its all open slots on the lower sections below the doors? how do you control the fire? either way... this thing is beautiful, are you planning on using it or simply displaying it?
I'm no expert in this WOOD burning fireplace. I have a bait pale that I can safely burn in if I put it in my fireplace. Are you buying this to look at? Can not give safety advise per photo, keep in mind, 1880 no problem, no OSHA, no Underwriters Laboratory, 2013 no coal in this unit...just my $.02.
I don't know if I'm even going about this the right way but I have a faultless oak wood stove made by John m. Smith company and I can't seem to find any information about it online. so any information you might have about the stove would be much appreciated.
Looks like John M. Smyth co. Chicago was a furniture and related home goods retailer in Chicago.
Your stove was likely produced by one of the big stove companies of the day in Chicago and had John M. Smyth co. Chicago cast into the door instead of the big stove company's name. Look for a similar stove with another name to see some history.
Yeah the only thing I can really find is one that is marked round oak. And stamped 216. Mine is stamped 18. I dont know if that is relevent or not. Im mainly interested in its value more than anything.
b00bystar wrote:Yeah the only thing I can really find is one that is marked round oak. And stamped 216. Mine is stamped 18. I dont know if that is relevent or not. Im mainly interested in its value more than anything.