Hub 315 Stove

Hub 315 Stove

PostBy: dhansen On: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:30 pm

I visited Bryant's Stove Works in Thorndike Maine today. I live a little over an hour away so it isn't like an epic journey and I was just there this past December to pick up my Glenwood No.116. But, there is always something interesting to see and today I spotted this neat little unrestored Hub No.315 backpipe stove. Not the fanciest stove ever made but it looked like it would perform quite competently. The ash pit door will need some attention to seal tightly. I'm sure they would be happy to restore it if anyone is interested.
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Re: Hub 315 Stove

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:54 pm

Thanks for posting those pix Dennis.

Nice little stove. Looks complete, and the grates look good. Seems like after a bit of de-scaling the firepot liner it would be ready to use.

I'm guessing that like the Glenwoods with model numbers 114, 116, 118, that the "15" in 315 means a 15 inch firepot ?

Those vent holes under the loading door - are they the feed holes to a firepot air ring, . . like some of the base heaters have ?

Paul
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Re: Hub 315 Stove

PostBy: oros35 On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:32 am

Cool to see more Hub Heaters! Only ever seen a couple others. First 315 I've seen.

Wonder what the difference between the #215 and the #315 is?

At first glance it looks almost identical. Door and back pipe are slightly different, but size and shape seem real close. Fire pot, grates, base, finaly, skirts, ash door, etc look identical.

Wonder if the #115-#215-#315 are just older to newer?
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Re: Hub 315 Stove

PostBy: dhansen On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:54 pm

Hi oros35.

I'd think the numbers corresponded with different sizes Like many Glenwood stoves. (No.114, 116 and 118 have 14,16 and 18 inch firepots). Unfortunately I didn't think to measure the 315.

What diameter is the firepot on your 215?

It looked like a friendly little stove to me!

Dennis
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Re: Hub 315 Stove

PostBy: chrisbuick On: Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:22 pm

I've spent the season with my Smith & Anthony 315 Hub Heater, which was restored by Emery last December. He and Brandon were VERY impressed with its heating capabilities. They are investigating reproducing a Wood & Bishop version of this circulator stove. They are not big fans of Smith & Anthony stoves UNTIL the company bought out Barstow, and absorbed their line(1912?). This is really interesting, because this Hub Heater at Bryant's is clearly labeled Barstow on the base. Emery feels Barstow stoves were some of the best quality.

I absolutely love the elegance of my Hub Heater. It's not overly decorated, much like the Modern Glenwood line - especially the No. 6, which is very restrained.

The circulator feature is VERY effective, bringing cool air up from underneath the base and venting it above the fire box.

Anyone interested in a rugged, elegant and unusual stove should consider this model.

Smith & Anthony stoves are not real common. I also have a Pearl Hub kitchen range, in storage (same vintage). Someday I'd like to get it done. I'm also considering a Hub Oak from @1900. Kind of cool. I just like Smith & Anthony stoves. Too bad there's not much original literature available about them. Anyone have an original catalog? I'm on the hunt myself.

---------------------------FLASH------------------------- The stove was sold for $650 (unrestored) I paid $600 for mine - yea!!

Chris
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