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« on: March 23, 2006, 06:25:03 PM »

During a hike in the desert of southwest Texas, I ran across an old cast iron stove, which I suspect is from an old ranch site in the early 1900's.  I'd like to know something about the manufacturer, if possible, as a means of dating the old ranch site.  The inscription on the side of the stove reads: "Pioneer Stove Works, Leavenworth, Omaha, Denver".  I've not been able to find a thing about this company on the internet.  Does anyone here have any knowledge of the dates this company was in existance?

Stove Photo #1

Stove Photo #2

View from the bluff where the stove was found.
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2006, 07:21:04 PM »

john that company was working in 1892 starting date. no ending date. got your metal detector tuned and ready?
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2006, 06:19:57 PM »

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john that company was working in 1892 starting date. no ending date. got your metal detector tuned and ready?
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Thanks for that info.  What is your source for that knowledge?

It was hard enough to hike way out there just with my backpack.  I don't know if I'd have the energy to haul a metal detector too.  Although that would sure be interesting.  And it's in a National Park (Big Bend) where collecting artifacts is forbidden.  
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2006, 08:08:05 PM »

lot's of sources. vintage catologs ( maine antiques  digest ) pay site. among others. book's years collecting. own more than my local library. as far as antiques go. last the old relaible computer.
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