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Indotguy
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« on: December 12, 2012, 04:43:44 PM »

Hello,
I came across this cast iron stove foot(?) while metal detecting an old home site in southcentral Indiana.  Can anyone identify the maker of the stove?  Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Cal
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 07:59:14 PM »

A shot in the dark...but maybe Wilson?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1896-ad-b-troy-stamping-works-wilson-stoves-/350466058817?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item519967aa41
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 09:20:45 PM »

Thanks for giving it a shot.  It's as good as anything I've came up with so far.  I was able to located a set of four legs on ebay very similar in design and with the same seal but with no reference to manufacture.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 05:38:48 PM »

The stove foot in question belongs to a stove by the E.C. Simmons Wilson Company of St. Louis, Missouri, circa 1890s.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 07:14:36 AM »

A lucky find, in my opinion.

And I say that because, after Ben Franklin invented the first cast iron heating stove in 1742, there were literally dozens n dozens of cast iron foundries producing both cooking and heating stoves up thru the early part of the 20th century, like 200 years of producing them. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2012, 04:18:24 PM »

A lucky find, in my opinion.

And I say that because, after Ben Franklin invented the first cast iron heating stove in 1742, there were literally dozens n dozens of cast iron foundries producing both cooking and heating stoves up thru the early part of the 20th century, like 200 years of producing them. 


I'm not sure how this comment was intended (sincere or sarcastic) but regardless, I look forward to returning to the site and seeing what else I can recover.  Another stove foot would be excellent!   Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2012, 04:38:38 PM »

Sincere that you found the maker!  There were lots of fly-by-night business out there...open and folded...and you couldn't find out information on them.  So...win, win!
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2012, 08:07:20 PM »

I agree !!  Lots of stove brands !!
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2012, 08:40:20 PM »

A lucky find, in my opinion.

And I say that because, after Ben Franklin invented the first cast iron heating stove in 1742, there were literally dozens n dozens of cast iron foundries producing both cooking and heating stoves up thru the early part of the 20th century, like 200 years of producing them. 

wrong...no coconut for you...The first cast iron stove was manufactured in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1642... Grin

Read more: http://www.madehow.com/Volume-4/Cast-Iron-Stove.html#ixzz2FSTEdSqx
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2012, 04:25:14 AM »

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I'm not sure how this comment was intended (sincere or sarcastic)

It's obvious how you first interpreted it.

It took you 5 days and 8 hours to find the name, ..... so was I supposed to say that it was "an unlucky find"?

With that attitude you need to find a new hobby, ..... "metal-detecting" ain't gonna work for you.
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2012, 05:12:33 AM »

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I'm not sure how this comment was intended (sincere or sarcastic)

It's obvious how you first interpreted it.

It took you 5 days and 8 hours to find the name, ..... so was I supposed to say that it was "an unlucky find"?

With that attitude you need to find a new hobby, ..... "metal-detecting" ain't gonna work for you.

Thanks for the comment and advice.  Wink
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