This attractive antique kitchen range by the Floyd-Wells Co. Of Royersford, PA, has porcelain blue-green edging and cream-colored field. This solid cast iron stove features six cooklids and a large oven. The cabinet above the cooking surface has interior speckle-finish. Oven has one shelf inside. The cooking range can also serve as a heating stove. A part of a catalog page advertising a stove nearly identical to this stove is included in the photos and lists the dimensions and weight. A lid lifter and a grate shaker are included. My research says that the grates in this range are what are called duplex grates. Duplex grates consist of two, two-sided, grate bars that lie horizontally on the bottom of the firebox. These two grate bars have gears called grate cogs on the front of them so that when the grate shaker is attached to the left one, both rotate about a quarter turn to shake ashes down to the ash drawer. The catalog page calls this a coal stove but I’m pretty sure you can burn wood in it. Instructions I found online for a different stove but with similar grate design say If you are using wood for fuel, turn the grates so the holes are turned up, using the grate shaker provided with your unit. If you use coal as a fuel, turn the solid side of the grates up. For this stove, the next to the last photo shows wood setting and the last photo shows coal setting. Condition: Please look at the photos for condition. I have never hooked up this stove to a flue and have never operated it, so I can’t vouch that it works. All the parts seem to be there and seem to function. I do not see any cracks in the cast iron. Porcelain is in very good condition. There is surface rust on exposed metal. The nickel components have rusted and the nickel finish is deteriorated but the. Is surface only and has not compromised the underlying metal. It is critical that the ash bin be replaced before use since it has corroded through in places. Holes in the ash bin can cause hot coals to sift through to the floor creating a fire hazard. A sheetmetal shop can make one of these for you pretty easily. The bale handle can be reused. Communicate first before returning. International Buyers Please Note. The item “Antique Ideal Bengal Cast Iron Cook Stove Range Floyd Wells Wood Coal Porcelain” is in sale since Saturday, January 13, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Home & Hearth\Stoves”. The seller is “sunafterrain0052″ and is located in Middlefield, Ohio. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Color: Cream
- Maker: Floyd Wells Co.
- Featured Refinements: Cast Iron Wood Stove