ANTIQUE COOK STOVE - Burns wood or coal
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Sold Date: 02/08/2007
Channel: Online Auction
Up for bid is a wonderful antique cookstove. This is a Home Comfort cook stove purchased from the Wrough Iron Range Company, St. Louis, MO. I got this stove from the original owner, an elderly neighbor lady who cooked on it everyday. She and her husband purchased the stove new in 1938. I always admired the stove and when she passed on, I became the new owner and was thrilled. I have cooked on the stove top (simmer a pot of homemade soup!) and even baked in the oven.You also get the original Home Comfort cook book that came with the stove. Not only does it have great recipies, but also a very good description of the Wrought Iron Range Company and the particulars and a great color photo of this actual stov e! This stove is white Verluc enamel with door handles and trim in nickel plate. The water reservoir lid and inside the warming ovens are dark blue enamel. The range body is built of quality steel (covered with the enamel) that "protects the underlying steel indefinitely" per the description in the book that came with this stove. The oven has a rack, so like any modern oven, it has two levels. The dimensions of the stove are as follows: Extreme width....48 1/2", Height of Range from floor to top of cooking surface...34 3/4", Height of top portion of stove (warming ovens, etc)....16 1/4". The water reservoir is in great shape. The stove comes with a couple handy tools -- the fire poker and the shaker (the shaker is used to lift the stove lids and also shake the ashes, etc.). The fire box is in great conditio--made of heavy iron. This stove is in extremely great shape for its age, not perfect but still a warm & wonderful stove. The flaws are a nick on the front side of the door to the area that holds the poker and shaker. This was t when my neighbor owned the stove and is not so bad that it detracts from the overall beauty of this stove. The thermometer glass on the oven door also has a crack that has been t forever as well. The stove tops and fire box etc shows some redish oxidation, but that does not hurt the operation of the stove at all. This would be a great addition to an antique kitchen, a cabin in the woods, a log home or just about anyw you want to put it! We are re-doing our basement and the remodel no longer includes a plan for a stove chimney, so it has to go. This is a great back-up also for days when the power could go out due to the weather, at least what we have had this winter! I don't think you will find a finer stove anyw! F.Y.I. --- PICKUP ONLY on this item. It is way too heavy to ship. It can be disassembled to a point for easy transporting. I am located about 1/2 way between St Louis, MO and Springfield, IL, off Interstate 55, just to give you an idea of w you would have to travel to pickup up your stove.
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