It started as a trek to get some shots of homemade fire tools for Wahoowad, but unfortunately, I only had one worthy of sharing that I have posted in his original thread. While roaming around the property though, it suddenly hit me that I do have a pretty good collection of various wood burning appliances, so I took pictures of them instead. Before anyone has a heart attack looking at some of this, please realize that a lot of it was from back in the days when there was nothing else available, or there was just no money for anything better. Also, these are all in various buildings on an 80 acre recreational property I own that has been in our family for 5 generations. This property is in an unorganized area that does not fall under code. That being said, we do value our safety, so if I note that something is currently being used, it is with properly installed single wall to double wall insulated stove pipe as needed and with proper collars, caps, connections etc., and everything is checked and cleaned often. The buildings do not have fire insurance, not because of stove issues, but because there is no fire protection and the age and construction of the buildings (mostly log with tin roofs) make them un-insurable, so no insurance inspections/issues either. If we burn it, we fix it ourselves. (If, heaven forbid, it ever happens). Some might find these interesting, some might not, you decide. The first shot here is of a barrel stove kit first purchased by my Great-Frandfather back in the '30's from the T. Eaton company catalogue (a Canadian Sears-Roebuck). Cast steel on a steel 45 gallon drum. Obviously no longer used, but we keep it for sentimental sake. I still have hopes of someday turning this into a double barrel outdoor smoker. I've got the leg kit someplace, and the rest consists of the door/damper/ash lip unit you see here and a flue collar that you can't see. This is about the 5th barrel that has been used, and I can remember this thing actually being in the farm house when I was a youngster, although I think as a temporary install while waiting for a new stove. The writing says "Camp Heater, Adam Hall Corp, Sherbrooke Que., Made in Canada"