Cookin' with coal

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:23 pm

The Victorian dinner represented one of the high water marks of Western Civilization. They were very lavish and the methods of food preparation was quite involved and sophisticated. Here is an episode from a British Series which shows what went on in a Victorian Era kitchen from the servants point of view. Back then to have lavish dinners you needed servants. This is a very informative and fascinating series.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: dhansen On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:35 pm

Paul, or anyone else familiar with this little Cottage cook stove? From the Maine Craigslist.

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http://maine.craigslist.org/atq/4507426969.html
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No.6 and No.116

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:04 am

Dennis,

Nice little range. Thanks for posting about it.

It's a Glenwood, but it may be an early one. If I have to guess, some of the features and design work makes me think it's a pre-1900 model.

It has a few of the same early features as Wilson's 1879 Glenwood Sunny and many of the pre-1900 Glenwoods. The round door knobs, the oven damper lever (direct-indirect mode ) just above the oven door, and the drop-down ash drawer ledge under the firebox door.

The oven door temp gauge threw me off at first. I thought they came into use much later. I guess not.

Interesting that the firebox door knob is on the left- first I've ever seen that on a Glenwood range .

The lack of bolt holes in the top rear edge tells me it was never meant to have a back mantel shelf and trivets.

I'm guessing the 170 number means it has 7 inch round covers.

It has the sliding oven door shelf to hold the oven door open at any angle.

The ad says it has all it's parts and it's ready to go, but, ...... it looks like the grilling door damper slide (secondary air) is off and laying in the bottom of the ash drawer. And the three covers are missing for the water front pipe holes in the back of the firebox. With all those holes being wide open, there would be no way to cut down the air into the firebox.

Plus, I don't see any grates down in the firebox. You can see right down into the ash drawer. Even with just wood, it's not a good idea to build a fire in the ash drawer. That's the bottom of the range and if that cracks, the fire can get out of the stove. :shock:

Paul
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Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:15 pm

Well, this is cooking with coal, but with a difference.

We were in Saratoga for the weekend and I saw an interesting news interview on an Albany TV station.

It was about Perreca's Bakery in Schenectady NY and their celebrating their 100th anniversary with now also being into their family's fourth generation at the place.

Here's their website. http://perrecasbakery.com/Authentic_Ita ... llery.html

What I find special about this is, for almost all of the 100 years they've been in business, their brick over has been heated just with coal. And, even though the oven door doesn't look big, it's no small oven either. They said inside the oven, it's about 12 feet wide by 18 feet deep. That big, they need to use some very long handled, wooden paddles to move the bread in and out of the oven.

And, being that large, it has to be fed coal 7 days a week to keep the temp up. They also said that many years ago, to save all that coal stocking, they tried fitting the oven with gas pipes, but the bread tasted terrible. So, they tore the gas pipes out and went back to coal !

Like the song says. "Ain't nothing' like the real thing, baby. " :D

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
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