Coalbrookdale is a famous Foundry in England that has been credited with some major "firsts" in the field of Iron Casting.
The [[Foundry was the site of the first coke-fired iron smelting furnace in the world, built by Abraham Darby in 1708 out of an existing charcoal furnace.
The first blast day for the new furnace was 10 January 1709, and from the start, Darby produced cheap iron pots using a new, dry-sand mold technique, with complete success.
They casted iron rails for the first trains as well as the worlds first cast iron bridge. More information on this famous Foundry can be found at:
In more recent history, the Foundry exported stoves to the USA. Models included the Darby (pictured below) Severn, Much Wenlock and Little Wenlock.
These stoves were combination wood/coal burners.
PDF specs and description for Darby -
Manual for Coalbrookdale Darby Stove: http://hearth.com/images/uploads/CoalbrookdaleDarbyManual.pdf
(Severn - above)
PDF specs and description for Severn:
Severn Part Breakdown:
Severn Operation Manual:
http://hearth.com/images/uploads/CB-Severn-Blr-Manual.pdf (note - shows British model with boiler, but most other instructions should apply)
PDF specs and description for Much Wenlock : http://hearth.com/images/uploads/much_wenlockbro.pdf
Much Wenlock Manual:
http://hearth.com/images/uploads/CB-MuchWenlockInstallMan.pdf (also with back boiler)
PDF specs and description for Little Wenlock :
Little Wenlock Parts Breakdown:
Coalbrookdale also produces the AGA and Rayburn lines of fine kitchen ranges.
http://www.rayburn-web.co.uk/ is the current web site where some info can be found under "Technical Help"
Some parts and advice for Aga stoves may be available at the HEAT SHED of REVERE, PENNA.
phone # 1-610-847-2064. is still in use.