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bdfish

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Cast Iron Parlor Stove
« on: May 15, 2007, 12:03:49 PM »
This stove was manufactured by the Oakland Fdy. Co. in Belleville, Il.  It has a No 35 on it.  It has a water hookup - looks like it could have been filled with water for heating - it's about 26" tall - looks like a pot belly stove - it used wood for heating a small area - don't understand the water part - would like to know how old it is and it's value. 
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Re: Cast Iron Parlor Stove
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 11:48:34 AM »
I have one of these also.  Would like to know more about it: how it works, is there a market for these stoves? 

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Re: Cast Iron Parlor Stove
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 01:40:16 PM »
Those little stoves were once almost a necessity in most homes, since they were sold as and known as a "laundry stove". Every Monday they got put to use heating the water, with a "copper wash boiler" sitting on top. Some of the models (such as yours) had a water jacket that was hooked up to a galvanized storage tank sitting next to them on a cast iron stand. Even after the laundry went through all the boiling, scrubbing, washing and drying, the stove was still needed...for ironing with sad irons heated on the top. They were a common hardware store and mail order catalog item probably up through WWII.
Todays value would be in the $50 to $150 range I'm guessing.

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Re: Cast Iron Parlor Stove
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 02:14:37 PM »
A good wire brushing and a liberal coat of Stove Black, polished with an old T-shirt and it would look like a new stove.

That size makes for a good “decorator” piece or for use as a camp stove because its both a good “heater” and a “cooker” and doesn’t take up much space.