This cast iron stove is very RARE and UNIQUE–I could not find any pics on the web or much reference at all. I think it can burn coal or wood. From what I could find, this might have been a railway caboose cook-stove from the early 1900’s? The pictures do not include the stove with the legs attached, as it is very heavy and we therefore left them unattached. The legs are pictured separately. It is a smaller stove (NOT as small as a salesman’s sample though). It measures about 22″ high when the legs are put on and the top is about 18″ x 24. It weights a LOT–somewhere around 80 pounds or more! On the front it says No. 40 Marvel 131, The Wehrle Co. Considering its age, the stove is in very good condition, but it is not in mint/perfect condition. The “handle” on the top not sure what it is called–lever? Does not seem to “fit” the stove, like it might be the wrong one. There are two small places on the stove top that have some small damage–a small crack in one corner and a missing small area in another by the screws. There is some missing case iron on a small area on one of the leg tops. All damage is pointed to in photos. There are also areas of rust, particularly on the inside parts and the grate. There are scuffs and other signs of wear too as normal, but listing and describing every little mark would take way too long! What you see is what you get. We do not know anything about these stoves, so we are not sure what else to describe/look for–if you have any questions, please ask. We have never tried to use the stove, so we don’t know if (or how) it works. The item “Antique No. 40 Marvel 131 Cast Iron Stove The Wehrle Co. (Early 1900s)” is in sale since Thursday, June 19, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Home & Hearth\Stoves”. The seller is “texasteacha” and is located in West Bloomfield, Michigan. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Maker: The Wehrle Co.