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« on: March 18, 2009, 07:33:15 PM »

My question is i`m looking for infomation on a stove i have and i can`t seen to find anythiong on this.Its a A@W MFG co. dated 1877 and pat in 1880 its a model #3 and its a mini oil stove. Any help
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 08:12:19 PM »

I've always had an interest in coal and/or wood burning antique stoves.  I'll admit I've never seen one like yours.  Are you sure it's oil burning and not natural gas?  With gas lighting in the larger cities, it would make more sense that it would be fired by natural gas.  The size leads me to believe it might have been an apartment or carriage house stove for the domestic help.  It will be interesting to read what others say. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 08:44:43 PM »

there is 3 wicks and a brass holding tank so i think it used oil of some kind.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 09:00:35 PM »

Can you post pics of the sides and back please? 

In 1865 is when kerosene started being used for lighting/lamps/stoves.  (Wood supplies were depleting in cities and and it took a whole lot less coal to however, it was so messy.  Oil wasn't really used until around 1900. Oil and natural gas are both 20th century fuels. Oil rose from barely measurable use around 1900 to a quarter share of total U.S. energy consumption in 1930 and almost half in 1970. Natural gas use quadrupled between 1930 and 1970.)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTIQUE-FLAT-IRON-KEROSENE-STOVE-TAYLOR-BOGGIS_W0QQitemZ270359418829QQcmdZViewItemQQptZFolk_Art?hash=item270359418829

http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTIQUE-PERFECTION-STOVE-AND-OVEN-DATED-1908_W0QQitemZ370164118725QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item370164118725

http://stovecollector.tripod.com/wick_stoves.htm
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 09:15:01 PM »

i will take some more pictures tomorrow,i`m at work now.I`m wondering if it has any value and why i can`t seem to find anything on the company.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009, 09:24:24 PM »

Chances are that they produced metal parts for the stove...but were not the actual noted manufacturer.  I found a site that only referred to A & W Company in Chicago that helped produced some metal parts for the railroad.

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009, 04:52:00 AM »

That looks to me like a “laundry” stove. These were all small stoves, no more than say 24+- inches high and had a flat top, ….. so that one could place a #3 metal washtub on top for heating their wash water.  Like so here …. http://images.craigslist.org/3k83md3o0ZZZZZZZZZ92d224ee3a925841456.jpg ...... only that shows a square washtub.

During that era there were literally dozens of stove manufacturers so it may prove futile looking for the maker of said
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009, 07:16:30 AM »

Thanks for your input.
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 11:24:18 AM »

Here's an old advertisement for laundry stoves.  I found it on ebay and thought it might help with the history.

http://imagehost.vendio.com/bin/viewimage.x/00000000/ggardenour/DR430067.JPG?vvid=15142926&allow_track_link=1&track=02780c434e-3281e&sp=0&vsid=1&vgp=1

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 12:47:39 PM »

thanks Karen for the link,what i havn`t been able to find is these stoves that burn kerosine
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2009, 01:12:38 PM »

Climax Stove Company was located in Chicago, ILL   
The Enterprise Tool &  Metal Works were based in Chicago, USA.
Glogau Co. (Even made an alcohol gas stove) Chicago
Wyott Company  Chicago

But you need to remember that even radiator manufacturers made stoves back then...they had to be pretty diverse!

Also stovecollector.trip od.com has a discussion board that may help you more...it is more specialized! 

Let us know if you find out anything!
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 02:38:12 PM »

I want to thank everyony that helped out,This is a tough one i can`t seem to find anything like it.Maybe its worth a buck?  Rick
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