Question? EFM and Allen?????

Question? EFM and Allen?????

PostBy: Barnzy On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:47 pm

A few months back I had the chance to get an Allen Coal Stoker, free of charge
from a friend I do work for who is a Professional House Flipper.
He bought a house from the Bank, house was froze up, all cast iron radiators popped,
so he was putting in electric heat.
This Allen looked so much like an EFM, but with the Allen name on the round door.
Did EFM have anything to do with the manufacture of Allen, or make parts for them?
Allens were made in Allentown not too far from Emmaus :?:
I declined on the free offer.
Barnzy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM AP-520-1
Coal Size/Type: Rice -- Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: AP-520-1

Re: Question? EFM and Allen?????

PostBy: stoker-man On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:12 pm

I'll have to ask around.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Question? EFM and Allen?????

PostBy: Pa Dealer On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:13 pm

Worked on an Allen years ago but don't remember much about it.







RY
Pa Dealer
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM DF 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker

Re: Question? EFM and Allen?????

PostBy: e.alleg On: Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:30 pm

I would guess that back in the heydays of coal stokers, everybody and their brother saw the EFM in action and said " I can build one of them myself" and proceeded to profit off of the EFM design. That's just my speculation
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Question? EFM and Allen?????

PostBy: Pa Dealer On: Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:31 pm

e.alleg wrote:I would guess that back in the heydays of coal stokers, everybody and their brother saw the EFM in action and said " I can build one of them myself" and proceeded to profit off of the EFM design. That's just my speculation



Its true one that comes to mind is the VAN WERT similar pot design but couldnt handle burning different sizes of coal. Transplanted many S20's into them with great results.


R.Y
Pa Dealer
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM DF 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker