Wren wrote:Have only had time to read the first one. It is hilarious and I needed a good laugh. Amazing that you tracked these down....
Ill post up some more when I have a chance (found a few more of those old Sear's cats in some barns & foreclosures over the last year), but yes...anyone who has not fully read that first article I posted should take the time to do so... Its simply precious stuff & hilarious!
There are quite a few antique parlor stoves that are designed to burn Bit coal and they do it well.
There are a number of models of Oak stoves that are made specifically to burn bit that have an air tube extending down over the center of the firebed to provide preheated secondary air.
There are other models of Oaks that have air feed channels cast into the walls of the firepot.
And, while not advertised for it, we have some members that report burning Bit coal successfully in their Glenwood base heater stoves that still have the secondary air supply "gas ring" around the top of the firepot.