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March 25, 2013

Cast-iron cook stove

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Cast-iron cook stove

Cast-iron, wood-burning stove manufactured by W. Resor and Company in Cincinnati, Ohio circa 1859. The stove features an oval-domed top with a decorative cast-iron finial that lifts to expose two cooking plates and an H-shaped plate between them. Its cast-iron fire box has a side door for adding wood and removing ash. The door swings on two hinges, while two sliding doors at the front open to expose the radiant heat from the fire within. The four identical and interchangeable cast-iron feet are curved and decorative, and are held in place by friction in an angled slot under the stove’s apron or foot rail. All cast-iron pieces feature floral and vegetal designs in relief.

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