Antique wood burning cast iron PARLOR STOVE, by GRIFFITH, 1862, North Carver MA. We found this old beauty in a shed in Durham, CT not too far from where it was cast in North Carver, Massachusetts south of Boston. It was all there but rusty and dirty – obviously a survivor (One of the legs has been brazed). We hauled it out, cleaned it up, and gave it a coat of stove polish (an old high-temperature wax which is the correct finish for these old stoves). The stove is lined with firebrick which has cracked and been repaired a few times but the stove itself is in very good condition. The stove has a fascinating imprint cast into the back plate. This actually gives us quite bit of information. The model number (apparently the GRIFFITH CO made stoves of various design). Of a special feature – a “portable grate”. Indeed the horizontal bar grate easily lifts from its hook mounting. This design allowed the home owner to bring the grate to his main stove and load it with already burning embers and voila! Instant heat in the parlor. Griffith first name Bent(ly). Where it was made – Carver is a town due south of Boston at the entrance to the Cape. The date of manufacture – 1862. The open front means the stove acted as a fireplace allowing you to view a fire without actually having a fireplace. This great old piece of American history, with its nice design, could still function, or serve as a wonderful decorator/conversation piece. It weighs in at 175 lbs. The stove measures 24 1/2″ W x 30″ H x 20 D. The flue opening is 4″ x 9″. The item “Antique wood burning cast iron PARLOR STOVE, by GRIFFITH, 1862, North Carver, MA” is in sale since Sunday, May 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Home & Hearth\Stoves”. The seller is “elijahflame” and is located in Bennington, Vermont. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Maker: Bent. Griffith
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