Antique wood stove can light your decorative fire
The piece was a cherished antique at a local residence before it was donated to the RE Store in Seattle.
Nearly a century ago, a family likely depended on this Majestic Manufacturing Company stove to cook meals, boil water and provide heat during chilly winter days. Now a relic, this wood and coal range is ready for a new home.
The piece was a cherished antique at a local residence before it was donated to the RE Store. The range likely was made between 1927 and 1930, says Janet Garner, co-owner of Homestead Vintage Stove Company in Centralia. Its pastel green color is the giveaway, she says, but those dates are an estimate.
State law allows pre-1940 antique stoves to be used in homes as long as owners get county permits and make sure the stove is in good shape.
This cast-iron stove features two burners, a wide griddle and oven space, complete with a baking rack. A pull-down door on the side reveals a compartment for wood, and below is a drawer to collect ashes. This functional stove even comes with an iron that likely was used for pressing clothes.
FOR SALE: $2,000 — you supply the wood.
DIMENSIONS: 3 feet long by 2 feet deep.
SUGGESTED USE: An antique to enjoy in your early-20th-century home. Or, if you're up for the grunt work, install it as a functional cook stove in your kitchen.
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