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Object Name Stove, Cylinder
Date 1889-1900
Maker Howe Ventilator Co.
Material Iron/Copper alloy/Mica
Used Camp Pine Knot, Raquette Lake
Description Howe Ventilator Co. cylinder stove, also called a base burner. It is a very large, highly decorative coal-burning stove that would provide some light as well as heat, and has a hidden cook lid in the top. There are eight hinged doors, each with numerous mica panes, located on both sides and the front. Two single doors on each side, one above the other: the top one is the larger of the two. Two sets of double doors on front, same sizes as side doors. Inside is a grate for holding the fuel. A handle on the proper left side moves the grate to drop the ashes into the ash pan. A narrow horizontal door at very bottom front opens for removing the ash pan. Cast geometric patterns decorate the stove body and legs overall. At the top is a hood (b) decorated with a single ceramic medallion on both sides and on front. The medallions on either side are green with a floral pattern; the one in front is a cameo-like profile of a lady, flanked by two blue glass gems. The very top is a removable piece with decorative copper alloy urn. The ash pan door is marked "No. 24., 1889, Howe Ventilator Co. Cortland, NY". This stove was used at a Great Camp that was accessible only by water. For list of individual parts, see Notes.
Notes a: stove body, b: stove top, c-d: top front door set, e-f: middle front door set, g- bottom front door, h: proper right top door, i: proper right bottom door, j: proper left top door, k: proper left bottom door, l: decorative burner cover, m: burner lid, n: extreme top with decorative urn. The legs are not detachable.
Dimensions H-62 W-26 D-26 inches
Collection HF190I
Catalog Number 1955.009.0001
Other number AM 0064
Imagefile 050\1955.009.0001A-N.JPG
Species Stove, Cylinder
Owned by Durant, William West, until 1895, then Huntington, Collis P.