Hello, all - I'm new here. My wife and I just bought an 1897 Victorian home here in Maryland complete with two fireplaces and a coal stove. The fireplaces have been sorted out. But - we've never used a coal stove before. This is a very ornate stove, cast iron and nickel, with six mica glass doors and two porcelain inlays. Picture is attached. The model is "Lombard", probably made around the time the house was built - 1897. Although the manufacturer is listed as B.C. Bibb of Baltimore, that company was - at least at one time - located in Port Deposit, Maryland which is quite close to where the house is. Does anyone have any knowledge of this particular stove type? Any tips on using a top-feed coal stove? Your help is much appreciated!