Reading Coal Co. sells this same stove as a Manantongo CS-45. I called a Reading dealer to get a quote on the price and I was quoted $1867.00. Reading only sells the darker colors; black, red, green, and matt black. The stoves on Ebay are lighter colors; ivory, almond, and light blue. Could it be that the lighter colors will change color more noticeably than the darker ones therefore Nu-Tec dumped them on liquidators?
I heated with coal before with a Saey cast iron stove that did not have porcelean on it, and I thought back then, 1989 or so, I was told that coal was to hot for porcelean?
I plan to buy either a Vigilant, Saey, or one of these off of ebay. I thought the vigilant was made in china?