Massive 1950's Spherical Wood Stove

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kgame

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What is a wood stove like this worth? I can't find any like it online.

It comes with 4 Selkirk Metalbestos 8UT-48 8-Inch X 48-Inch Stainless Steel Insulated Chimney Pipes and other smaller adapters as well.

The shape is round/orb/sphere/spherical/globular/ball-shaped/globe-shaped.

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bholler

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What is a wood stove like this worth? I can't find any like it online.

It comes with 4 Selkirk Metalbestos 8UT-48 8-Inch X 48-Inch Stainless Steel Insulated Chimney Pipes and other smaller adapters as well.

The shape is round/orb/sphere/spherical/globular/ball-shaped/globe-shaped.

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Looks home made or at a local welding shop. Also very doubtful it is from the 50s more likely 70s or early 80s. It's worth a couple hundred bucks
 
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john26

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Looks like it was built from a propane tank or at least the ends of the tank
 

Corey

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Nov 19, 2005
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Interesting as a novelty. Worst possible shape for a wood stove! Sphere has the most volume inside with the least amount of (heat radiating) surface. Plus, all the flue gasses are almost perfectly funneled to the stove pipe for quick evacuation and virtually no time to transfer heat to the stove. Combine that plus the door with no seal and I'd expect this to be a wood gobbling monster!

Value, I don't know - wouldn't be worth scrap metal prices to me as I'd still have to haul it and dump it. Possibly if it were embellished a bit more, it might up the conversation piece value for someone.

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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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The Lincoln stove was spherical and is a highly prized collector item. And yes, there is the Marine Mine stove too.


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kgame

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It's a custom wood stove converted from 1940s propane storage tank.

Shell thickness: .276 inches

Capacity: 250 gallons

Manufacture date: July 1948

Manufactured by: American Pipe And Construction CO. Steel tank and pipe division. Portland, Oregon

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clancey

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Feb 26, 2021
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BG. Yea I saw them modern design and i think you would be better off to with a bari with something you got to have...lol clancey