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Antique Stoves

Antique Wood Stove Collections and Museums

Antique wood stoves are not just collectibles. They tell a story about the history of heating technology and how we arrived at the type of stoves we use today. We can still learn a lot about efficiency and emissions from some of these old designs which were developed when everyone knew as much about stoves as people today know about cars. Wood stoves used to be a mix of function and artistry, and had to compete in a very crowded field. As other heating methods became more popular in the 1960s and 1970s, wood stove technology regressed to only a few basic model styles.

There are a number of outstanding antique collections of wood stoves in America, most of which also restore and/or sell stoves. Several of the six listed below have web presences where you can see their collections. All appear to welcome visits by the public and wood stove enthusiasts. If you know of any that we are missing, please let us know at info@forgreenheat.org.

1. Antique Stoves

410 Fleming Rd.,
Tekonsha, Michigan 49092
(517) 278-2214
http://www.antiquestoves.com/index.htm

Antique Stoves has been in business for 25 years and is a very active hub for restoring antique stoves, providing inexpensive appraisals, and buying and selling classic old stoves.

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2. Antique Stove Hospital

469 Long Highway
Little Compton, Rhode Island 02837
1-401-635-4896
http://stovehospital.com/

This is one of the best and most extensive collections of rare wood and coal stoves in the United States. They also refurbish and sell stoves. "All stoves are totally disassembled, cleaned, parts welded or replaced as needed, caulked, reassembled, painted, new grates installed and nickel replaced. Our stoves are rebuilt one at a time from good original stoves and guaranteed to operate as they were designed. Kitchen ranges and parlor stoves are available."

3. Lapans Antique Stoves

Cornish, NH
603-443-7295
d.lapan@hotmail.com
https://www.lapansantiquestoves.com

Located on a small corner lot packed with cooking and heating history. My wife and I both work day jobs and bring these works of art back to new condition on nights and weekends.

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4. Buck Stove Palace

6803 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206
Call (503) 771-3374
buck@stoves.com
http://stoves.com

Our collection of Antique Heaters and Cookstoves is the largest on the West Coast, numbering over 400. We carry many parts for stoves such as Cawley/LeMay, Vermont Iron Elm, Monarch, Bridge Beach and Round Oak. We are also setting up a Stove Museum. We are looking for advertizing and unique stoves for this project. We refurbish and restore stoves for customers and our own for resale. We also sell the only remaining new, efficient cookstoves made. Happily Serving the General Public Since 1975.

5. Good Time Stove Company

PO Box 306
Goshen, MA 01032-0306
413-268-3677
http://www.goodtimestove.com/

A Family Business & Blog Selling the World's Finest Restored Antique Stoves Since 1973. We host an extensive collection of ORIGINAL ANTIQUE heating stoves and kitchen ranges circa 1840-1930. Good Time Stove Company preserves the legacy of the heating stove and kitchen range that has proudly signified the heart of the American home for over two centuries. There are many styles and variations available.

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6. Antique Stove Association

https://www.antiquestoveassociation.org

Established in 1984 as a non-profit 501(C) (7) organization. The purpose of the Antique Stove Association is to provide information about all aspects of Antique Stoves and related items including: their uses, history, manufacturer, repair and value; and to promote fellowship among interested persons of the same.
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