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Username: JohnC

Registered: N/A
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 01:18 pm:   

There is identification info and a selection of antique coal railroad stoves for sale in the Railroad Antiques & Collectibles section.


Robert Petersen
Username: Robertson

Registered: N/A
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2006 - 04:02 am:   

I have acquired a little cast iron stove. All the parts are with it & in good conditioned & was still being used.
Can anyone id it?
The only markings are on the lower removable plate which is (THE CROWN No7)
It is a very attractive stove & stands about desk height.
Please help!

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 08:11 am:   

WE have just purchased a 1919 Keeley Stove Company, Columbian, gas/coal burning stove. I'm looking for imformation on getting a owner's manual, restoring it, converting it from city gas to bottled propane and also upgrading the gas portion to make it safer to use. The model number is 140 then the letters BTU. Thanks to anyone who can help. hsgow@nep.net

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 07:42 pm:   


Mike Gross
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 04:42 pm:   

I have a coal stove, I think. On the top it says Caboose No. 1, CWR 1525, Indiana Foundry Co., Indiana, Penna. It is about 26" tall and 22" in diameter, 6" stovepipe, all cast, no nickel, no tin, solid to the floor, with lugs to bolt it down. Does anybody know anything about this stove?

mark Luedke
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 12:49 am:   

replying to the post from william wuerch,do you still have the stove from hart mfg co,in louisville,ky,i`m interested in it,let me know,thanx,,mark marklesparkle08@yahoo.com

Mike Cosgrove
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 01:20 pm:   

I have a old Railroad pot belly stove with the name BARON on the feed door and a #17 located on the stove as well. This pot belly has never been used and it has been passed through the family for the last 30 years. I am curious to hear of any information on this stove. I plan to use it shortly in a cabin. Any information will be greatly appreciated!
e mail wintergrove@comcast.net

clarence siegeler
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 07:59 pm:   

I have a pot belly stove it has the marking I believe to be taiwan on one leg inside the door it has the number 68-vmt-7926 or 68-ymt-7926 it has 13 stars around the top of the stove and also an eagle on the top door tell me what I have please.

Don and Alice
Posted on Sunday, May 07, 2006 - 04:30 pm:   

We have a small coal stove. On the top; front panel or lid it says "118 Wetters Home". Can anyone tell me anything about it?

Shari Godinez
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 04:10 pm:   

I just got a Pot Belly Stove that says SUN on the front and King Stove & Range Co. on one side and Sheffield Ala no. 60 A on the other side. Does anyone have any idea if this is an antique? Or any information regarding this stove.

Gary Nash
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 11:12 pm:   

I have just purchased an old coal stove that is about 18 " tall 8" sq at the top 12" sq at the bottom. It has Model H and 1834 cast into the top and the S/N ? 1 BS 14 A, cast inside. It is cast Iron with a Shaker grate. Any info on the stove would be appreciated. Thanks

william wuerch
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 11:05 am:   

Have a caboose stove manufactured by Hart Mfg co.
would appreciate information on this stove or any interested persons who would want it.

kylie hillier
Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 11:46 pm:   

i have a smith and wellstood ltd stove im trying to find out some info about it it is a dragon stove i think with the model dow

David Wells
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 11:15 am:   

I have a box type wood stove made by Orbon stove & Range company in Bellville, Ill. It has the marking 'Orbon Radio' on the door. Can anyone tell me anything more about how this stove was used?

jerry brogna
Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 08:32 pm:   

Does anyone know anything about Railroad stoves? have a stove marked "B&M #5" trying to get some info on this stove. If you can help, e-mail at jb40ali@yahoo.com. thanks

Username: Nar822

Registered: N/A
Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 04:45 pm:   

I have an Acme 50 Coal Stove, I am believe it is a stove used by Cabose operators, it is very small. It has a 6" grate and is about 100 years old. Does anyone have any idea's as to finding worth or buyers?

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 06:29 am:   

look for parts for a coal stove 1926-28 Magnum No.15 (foot rails & shaker grate) any ideas?? Made by Armstrong stove MFG co.. Perryville Md.

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 06:24 am:   

looking for parts (footrail & shaker grate) for Magnum No.15 Armstrong Stove. Circa 1926--28 any ideas??..

Username: Watash

Registered: 09-2000
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 11:33 pm:   

The stove you have is a small wood or coal burning stove sometimes used in cabins and small hotels. The legs usually have a bolt hole to fasten them to the floor. Some pots and pans were made to fit part way down in one of the round holes for cooking. It prevented them from tipping over, or being scooted off on the floor. The flat hole cover was put on for heating the room, and for use with a skillet. Occasionally pancakes were fried by pouring the batter directly onto the hot cover disk. The smaller round hole at the rear is for the stove pipe to exhaust the hot gasses up out the roof. Without it you would die from CO2 and soot, probably set the ceiling on fire while you slept too. On trains the Caboose had a similar stove with bolt holes in the legs. This one is easily identified by the wire "fence" railing, (or the holes for one), that prevented cook pots from sliding off while the train is in motion. No holes for this fence, then its not a railroad item.

Lorene Hutchins
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 10:19 pm:   

My friend has a unique stove or part of s stove with BF on the front of the door. It sets on four 5" legs that curve out; is about 15" high and is about 18" square. The flat top has a solid 4-5" center center piece that lifts out and three or four concentric circle pieces that may then also be lifted out. A circular opening is on the back side near the flat top. Does anyone know what this is?

Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 05:08 pm:   

I have a wood stove -- and it is affixed in the fireplace, I am planning on buying the house. However, this stove is unusual & hard to find the history on it. If anyone has expertees, write me at becstop@yahoo.com and I can send pictures of this unique wood stove. Someone saw a replica on a railroad show. But I have not found anything on the internet as far as pictures that could give me an idea of the history and make. any help is appreciated. Rebecca R. of New Mexico.

Diane Rogers
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 08:49 pm:   

Volunteers in the Town of Interlachen are looking for a caboose stove. It was built in 1966. SCL Family lines system. can you help me...

william m. gordon
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 05:33 pm:   

I have a "Union Caboose" coal stove manufactured by the "Union Stove Works of N.Y. USA." It has "No. 28" inscribed on its fire door. All parts are intact. Is this of interest to anybody?
Bill Gordon

Fred Storz
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 02:00 pm:   

I have a cast iron stove. The only markings on it are SUN, which I believe to be the manufacturer and "No.50". Can anyone tell me where I can find more info on this stove. I found it old farm house my friend just bought.

Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 07:40 am:   

Flo Constantinescu

I also have just aquired a modern mistress stove.
I would be interested in swopping notes ie. finish, enammelling etc.

Flo Constantinescu
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 10:54 am:   

Hi, I have a cook stove made by Columbian Stove Works, named Modern Mistress nš 8, can someone help me to find more information on it? I would like to know when was it made, how to take care of it. Thanks to anyone.

Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 06:53 pm:   

I have a pot belly stove standing about 31 inches tall. It's got a tin label stating that it was made by Dee Dai Co. LTD out of Taiwan. It also states: 32" pot belly stove (followed by a serial number). I haven't been able to find any info on the manufacturer. Is this a Railroad stove? It seems to be more similar to the RR stoves than any others I've seen. Anybody know anything about it???

David Newkam
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 01:29 pm:   

I just bought a potbelly stove and the only makrings on it that i can find is Carolina Globe. Can anyone tell me what it is worth and if it was used on a train or what in most cases?

David Hart
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 09:12 pm:   

I just purchased a Pot Belly wood stove it has The Keeley Stove Company Columbia Pa on the rim around the top and Columbian Pilot No 16 on the front door. Can anyone give me any more information on it. Also would like to know how to restore it. It is a little rusty. Thanks. bonsaidr@twcny.rr.com

Tom Clarke
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 01:49 pm:   

I am trying to find a wood burning stove namely a "Hostess 24". These`stoves were made by Smith and Wellstood in Bonnybrige Scotland. Anyone with one of these stoves for sale or any information regarding one would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Username: Watash

Registered: 09-2000
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 09:46 am:   

If I remember correctly, your lid lifter fits the large Railway King stove #17 that had one large lid and one smaller (more standard 8" size). The longer handle made two hand lifting easier for lifting the cast iron lid to the old cast iron "Dutch Ovens" used to bake biscuits, potatoes and stews in. The bigger stoves were common on the MOW (Maintenance Of Way) work trains for feeding the track gang crews.
I could be wrong, because these larger handles were also used on the commercial cook stoves found in Hotels and Army Mess Halls, back in the wood and coal stove days before WW-I and in the field during.
Some of the more rare handles had a heavy wire coiled around the hand end as a means of insulation from the heat as the lifter body would heat up from frequent use during heavy cooking times.

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 11:50 pm:   

I have a lid lifter, @ 8 inches long, marked "KING" on the outside handle and "17" on the business end (lifting insert end) underneath.
Does any one know if this is a railway king lid lifter, it's age or history? It is too large to use on my 1930's Wedgewood lids.

Elaine Agee
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 11:28 am:   

I have a Columbian Stove manufactured by the Keeley Stove Company, Columbia, PA. It was produced sometime in the 1940's. Does anyone have any idea of its value. If so please email me at bobeagee@aol.com

Thanks, elaine

Floyd Billings
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 05:17 pm:   

Help! I have a new stove that i believe is a coal burner. I'm not sure how to use it. It is called little gem. I have never seen one like it. It has like a little oven built in the side of it. Any help would be great! Thanks!

Kim Sherrard
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 11:29 am:   

i have an old smith and wellstood wood/coal burning stove with the words "The Queen No6" on it. Can anyone shed any light on it for me, to help me obtain some new fire bricks please?

Benjamin P. Mc Knew
Username: Banjobenne

Registered: N/A
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 05:10 pm:   

Will the person who is writing about the 614 please identify yourself? Where is the loco now? Where you going to run it? Who is this friend?

Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 10:15 am:   

I am buying a coal stove and the only problem is when time to vent it into my fireplace I might be off 2 inches for the vent, So my question is If I remove the legs off the stove can a coal stove sit right on the fireplace bricks?.If not is 1 Inch between stove and bricks enough? Thanks
Tony Twonumbnuts75@hotmail.com

Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 01:07 am:   

Can you please help a friend get the C&O # 614 going again? It needs at least half a million dollars.

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - 08:48 pm:   

I have an antique coal stove with the words
BANNER RATIONAL" No:32. I would like to know more
about this stove. Somebody can help me?


Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 06:28 am:   

I have a Smith & Wellstood Ltd. Bonneybridge, Scotland.
Fame no 1, Model F, no oo61, Stove.
Made at The Columbian Stove Works.
I am at this time trying to restore it to its original condition. I would be interested in any information, pictures, or parts.

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 06:26 am:   

I have a Smith & Wellstood Ltd. Bonneybridge, Scotland.
Fame no 1, Model F, no oo61, Stove.
Made at The Columbian Stove Works.
I am at this time trying to restore it to its original condition. I would be interested in any information, pictures, or parts.

brian pazera
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 12:55 pm:   

I have a collins & burgis volcano no.12 rail-road
pot-belly stove does any-one have any information
on this stove?

Username: Goc6win

Registered: N/A
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 11:56 pm:   

I have a coal stove, with "Columbian Oak" and the number "514" on it. I have not been able to find any information on this stove - can anyone help?

Thanks! goc6win@aol.com

Username: Jay

Registered: N/A
Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 08:41 pm:   

I have a Union Stove made in New York. It is a small pot belly and has " No 500 " and the word " Dash " on it. Would like any info on this stove... Thanks

joan monton
Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 08:55 pm:   

I need parts for a stove that's 4 feet high. Stove reads "The Union Stove Works New York U.S.A" any suggestions?

Jim Deyermond
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 - 05:09 pm:   

I just received an antique coal stove. It's approx 4ft tall, 24 ins. in dia, round with the words "RAILWAY KING No. 10" on the front near the door. I'd like to know more about this stove if anyone can help. JmdMSP@aol.com thanks.....

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