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Object Name Stove
Date 1850-1880
Maker N.S. & T Co.
Material Iron/Steel/Wood
Used Camp Pine Knot, Raquette Lake
Description Tinsmith's Stove, or Tinner's Fire Pot. Small, upright, charcoal stove with wire handle with a wooden grip. Lightweight and portable; made of sheet metal with cast iron top, bottom and side struts. Four-legged stove has ash pit at bottom with front opening, and a grate with handle over the ash pit. Above is a 4-inch wide opening for placing the soldering coppers; the door is missing. On top is a rotating fuel door and sheet metal stovepipe. Marks on fuel door: "N. S. & T. Co., Buffalo, N.Y." Two draft doors inside stove pipe. Tinner's fire pot was commonly used by tin craftsmen for heating soldering coppers with charcoal. This stove may have been used at Camp Pine Knot as a small, portable heater, or to heat soldering coppers for soldering plumbing pipes. There is no specific use information in the accession folder.
Notes Function reference: Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown, NY (tool exhibit). Other reference: Dover Stamping Co. 1869 catalog, p. 176: "...and the Fire Pot may be kept full of charcoal without burning higher than is required to heat the coppers."
Stove was previously cataloged under HF190D as a Heater.
Dimensions H-16.75 W-8.25 D-9.25 inches
Collection T:TIN30
Catalog Number 1955.009.0015
Other number AM 0078
Imagefile 050\1955.009.0015.JPG
Species Stove