Sunday, August 4, 2013

Old Coal Stove

On a concrete slab next to the railroad tracks in Worthington, Indiana, sits this old coal stove.  I'm guessing it's from the 1920's and heated some sort of commercial building that's long since been torn down.   It's amazing that the old stove is still there - probably a testament to the watchful eyes of the neighbors and the amount of immovable cast iron in the thing.  

I've heard people say that these old stoves heated very well and kept larger structures nicely warm.  

I wonder what building it heated.

A store?

A workshop?

A mechanic's garage?

I wonder whose job it was to keep it heated.  

And who gathered around it to warm up of a morning?

Here are more interesting stoves.   And more.  And another stove similar to this one.

If you've seen one of these before or have stories, shout out in the comments.   

1 comment:

  1. I have a old coal furnace almost the exact same made by, AFCO American furnace company, I was looking for any info I can get on it, Thank You, David


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