For those who appreciate the past.

For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:29 pm

Hello all. Feeling a little down today so wife and I took a trip to Stawbery Bank. Stawbery Bank is ten acre historical site in Portsmouth, NH. Also the original name of Portsmouth. All houses are original to the property and are restored or in the process of being restored. I needed to see some original kitchens. Enjoy the pics. The house with the Queen Atlantic is my favorite and closely resembles mine. Had a very nice conversation with the lady cooking on it, but when I looked behind the stove and found a gas pipe going into the firebox it really killed my spirits. Thought it was a little cool in the kitchen. Plus the fire looked more like a wood fire than coal. Course she was in character so she couldn't tell me that. Matt
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Queen Atlantic. Still cooked on, but converted to gas.
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DHW tank in bathroom behind stove.
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Victorian sink in same house.
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Second floor vent so warm air from hot air furnace registers on first floor can heat upstairs.
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In another house. Intended function of Franklin stove.
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DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:42 pm

Here's some more.
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Another old stove.
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Stove heating bedroom.
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Upgrade to a chamber pot.
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A even older stove.
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1950's kitchen remodel of a 18th century home.
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DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:03 pm

And more.
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1950's living room remodel of 18th century home. Note Florence coal circulator.
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Neighborhood privy.
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Grinder for privy.
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Atlantic in another house.
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And a gas Glenwood.
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DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.


Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:37 am

Nice post DP--thanx :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:00 am

Thanks for the trip in the way back machine, I can smell the laundry on the line and the tomato plants standing by the back screen door to my grandma's house.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:25 am

Thanks for sharing, I hope you found the trip had the intended effect :up:
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:36 am

Thanks DP, that's why most old farms had a summer kitchen to keep the house from getting too hot. Even in the cities there were many old stoves in the basements for the same reason, back then I helped get a lot of old cooking & heating stoves out of houses & put out for the scrap man. :(
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:41 pm

Thanks for the interest. Here's a few more. Life was alot harder at the turn of the century 1899-1900, but I think I would still rather have lived in the Victorian period. Life was alot more interesting for gearheads. Being able to witness the industrial revolution first hand. My seamtress wife(specializes in medieval and victorian styls) would be alot happier with the clothing.
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Up close to the old Atlantic.
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Lawn furniture.
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Victorian fountain.
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Another view of the Fraknlin.
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DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:01 am

Great post Matt!

We did exactly the same thing this weekend. We toured three colonial era homes in Old Wethersfield here in Connecticut. However, let's be honest, homes prior to the advent of kerosene (Rockefeller) were iceboxes during the winter. Even in a wealthy home like those that I toured, just one fireplace was burning during the day and all fires were extinguished at night for fear of catching the wood floors on fire. Sadly, I have even read old church documents and you will often find an entry about a woman or child whose dress had caught fire and they burned. Life was not easy for anyone back then, especially children.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:22 am

DePippo79 wrote: Being able to witness the industrial revolution first hand.


I actually knew a man that did. Back in the early 70's I became friends with an elderly gentleman from church...I do mean elderly. Born in 1881, he saw it all happen before his eyes.
Being that the Vietnam War was still going (and having 2 uncles just served) I was shocked when I asked what wars he might have served. None, as he explained: "I was to young for the Spanish American War and to old for WWI". Now technically he may have still served in the Great War, but a 30 yr old man, married with 2 kids were not high on the list of recruits the Army wanted.

All the parades were (Happy 4th) were led by Civil War Vets. This was a gent who was 61yrs old when we entered WWII !

He passed in 1985 at 104yrs old I last saw him @ 103 and he was still sharp as a tack.
Just think of living during the age of horses and lantern, right up to the Space Shuttle. It always blew my mind.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:25 pm

Yes, life was hard, but; it bred a character type that is rare today. The independent thinking, resourceful individual was common and not the exception. There was little tolerance for those who wouldn't pull their weight.
Now that I live in the Northeast and am exposed to city people everyday. I shake my head that their total inability to grasp any sense of self awareness or have any sort of independent thought outside of the urban hive they exist in.
Of course, I am constantly laughed at because I have a Southern Accent and according to them, I am a backward, "hillbilly."
I feel extremely fortunate to have been raised in an area that didn't have paved roads, phones or electricity until I was almost an adolescent.
My grandfather who was born in 1897 was a big influence on me. His values were put in a simple sentence. " A good man wishes to leave the World a little better than he found it."
That simple statement was a reflection of his era and the greatness of spirit that existed then. Often times that great spirit was found wrapped in a humble package or found in humble settings.
We learned how nature works. You don't fight nature, you work within it. No matter what, there is a solution to be had somewhere if you worked at solving it. As a child, I spent many mornings taking out the slop jar, bringing in water, etc, etc, etc. If you couldn't solve it, you learned to live with it.
It's not theory with me. I've lived it and it has made me the person I am today. So when the lights go out, or something breaks or the unthinkable occurrence pops up out of no where, I can make do until I get it fixed. Or if I can't fix it, learn to get around it some how.
So, thanks to my Victorian Grandparents, my backwards Turn Of The Century environment. I wouldn't trade what they taught me for all of the easy knob turning modernity in the world.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:42 pm

Thanks for sharing. My Dad would say that was "Back in the days of iron men & wooden ships".
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:26 pm

http://youtu.be/sOph-dPpjrQ
Didn't think Worcester still had them. Boston still has a few here and there, mostly Beacon Hill. Methuen last I knew still had them downtown. Don't think Lowell or Lawrence have any left. Would like to replace my electric driveway lamp post with gas. Alot cooler. Matt
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:10 am

Thanx for this Thread! It's Good to see where We've Been,and be Reminded of how The Folk's from The Past "Cut It" to make Everyday Living a Reality. It's interesting to note how Infant/Child Mortality Rates were high,and how that issue has changed. Consequence seems to be that Our Kids are over-protected to the point that now they're Super-Vulnerable due to having few Living/Coping Skills. :gee:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: For those who appreciate the past.

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:21 pm

In response to HB. I grew up in old houses along with most of my friends and I was never as sick as the kids I see today. I usually only get sick when I burn myself out, like taking 13 hour roadtrips after working all night. Anyway found my Victorian lawn furniture. Dad had to ride shot gun this time because my kids started kindergarten and preschool this week so the wife had to stay home with them. Thought these were unique because of the manufacturer. Compared to what I've seen I think I did good on price. Now I have to find a trellis. Will have to be stripped and repainted at a later date. Not the original paint. Antique shop down the street from me has a fountain, afraid to go ask about price. Matt
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DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.