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  1. mass_burner

    mass_burner Minister of Fire

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    Does anyone have any experience with these older "furniture" looking stoves. i see posts routinely on CL and often wonder how they work, they seem to weigh a ton. Not sure when these were made, but they all seem to have the same Georgian style, panel look. Example:

    http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/hsh/4172141702.html

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  2. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    I don't really think of a Garrison as a furniture piece, the Garrison II actually works very well due to the way the air intakes are designed, it was different from other stoves in the late 70's to early 80's.

    I restore them from time to time and I admire the craftsmanship put into some of these older stoves, some were truly ahead of their time.
  3. mass_burner

    mass_burner Minister of Fire

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  4. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Yuck, montgomery ward Franklin style stove, those can go to the recycle pile. I would maybe pay $20 for one to use as an outdoor firepit.
  5. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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  6. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Personally, I prefer the parlour style. I like to see the fire, even if it's through little mica windows.

    We had one of those enamel coated "wood heaters" (looks a little like furniture, a little like a furnace) in our garage when we bought our old house. Gave it to our contractor.
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  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Gonna slip this over to the "classics" forum. If you are looking for real world info - dat be da place.

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