I got the stoker disassembled yesterday, had to wait for a friend to help me lug the hopper and gearbox up the stairs today. Ok, so its not an Iron Fireman, only name I can find on it is "Muncie Gear Works", a little googling and best info I can find is a sales catalog on ebay for "Master Stokers" http://www.ebay.com/itm/Atq-MASTER-COAL-AUTOMATIC-STOKER-MANUAL-MUNCIE-GEAR-WORKS-INC-INDIANA-/360763998246?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53ff35c026
. If anyone wants to start an antique coal stoker museum I think I found a honey hole
Well at least this one just seems to be a plain gear box, but it might need a new auger........
Stopped in at the local coal dealer today, they carry 2 sizes, lump and "slack", with slack being 1" to dust. When I asked what type of coal it was they looked at me funny and said "Its coal, its black, it burns"
. So then I asked for a lab report, nothing but blank stares "uhh you'll have to call the mine". Price is $181 a ton, but they do not have a scale so they figure a cubic yard is a ton, from what I've read here that does not sound right.
Called the mine in Utah, they did not seem to be used to people asking for lab reports either, but they did have a few details. Btu is approx 10,650 per pound, ash is 14.6 , and sulpher is 56%. They carry lump, 1", rice, and slack, all oiled and all $49 a ton. They did provide an office number to call if I wanted a full lab report.