Wood Cook Stove from Estate Stove Company
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Sold Date: 08/14/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Manufactured byThe Estate Stove Company of Hamilton Ohio. It is an " Estate # 240 Smoke Consumer " I believe it if from pre 1884, but could be as late as 1905, because the company named was changed in 1884 from Estate Stove Co. to F & L Kahan Brothers but some were still produced under the orig. name Was used untill recently when we bought bigger stove, it has been on our covered back porch for a few weeks but is a little dirty in the pictures. It is a potbelly stove without the standard potbelly middle. The solid cast iron stove, that could often be found warming trains, has a flat base which helped steady the stove in the moving locomotives. The two rods that run along the sides were used to secure the stove into the floor of a railcar to prevent the stove from tipping over if the train derailed. The thick rimmed top features a removable cooklid. Wood is loaded from the front door. Primary and secondary draft controls provide for total control of the heat output and an added bonus is the ash removal door at the bottom of the stove - we still uesd to cook on ! It originally came out of a Railroad depot in the Kansas City Mo area. If you have any question please ask before bidding - I respond quickly to emails!It comes apart in three sections and weighs well over 100lbs. Local pick-up only unless you want to pay freight
or would be willing to deliver for 75 cents a mile. some history: Estate Stove Company -- which operated in Hamilton for 77 years -- originated in 1842 in Hanging Rock, Ohio. It was known as Martin, Henderson and Company when acquired Feb. 21, 1881, by the Kahn brothers, Lazard, Felix and Saul. After a disastrous Ohio River flood in 1884, the Kahn brothers began moving operations to Hamilton, and renamed the firm F. & L. Kahn and Brothers . Production started in a new factory on East Avenue in Hamilton Feb. 23, 1885. By 1891, it was a five-story factory on a five-acre site, employing 200 workers who produced 2,400 tons of coal, wood and gas stoves that were sold in Great Britain, France, Spain, Japan and China as well as across the United States. Employment reached 500 by 1901 and Dec. 31, 1905, the business was incorporated as the Estate Stove Co., reflecting the popular name of its stoves. Expansion continued through the 1920s with its Hamilton facilities covering 12 acres. Its products included coal, wood, gas and electric Estate stoves and coal, oil and electric Heatrola heaters for domestic and commercial customers and specially designed stoves for railroad cabooses. From the Spanish-American War of 1898 through two world wars and the Korean War, Estate manufactured stoves and heaters for a variety of military uses. During World War II, the Hamilton plant's military products included shell and cartridge containers, anti-tank mines and parts for tanks and airplanes. Dec. 28, 1945, Estate was purchased by the Noma Electric Co. Sept. 22, 1952, the company was sold to RCA. July 18, 1955, the RCA Estate Appliance Corp. of Hamilton was merged with Seeger Refrigeration Co., St. Paul, Minn.; Sears Roebuck and Co. and the Whirlpool Corp., St. Joseph, Mich., with the new firm known as the Whirlpool-Seeger Corp. Feb. 21, 1961, Whirlpool announced it would end production at the Hamilton plant by the end of June, 1961. At the time of the closure announcement, 750 people were employed in Hamilton, down from the 804 working t a year earlier. As of 2000, Whirlpool continued to market gas and electric ranges with the Estate name --- taken from a newspaper artical on the stove company---
Great collector's piece or solid to still use.Reproductions of this stove sell for over $3,500! I will be happy to send more pictures!! All sales final- however if you have a concern please contact me before leaving feedback! Paypal prefered or will accept Postal Money Order - NO CASHIER CHECKS_ E- CHECKS_ OR PERSONAL CHECKS - Th...
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