Old Ashley

ratsrepus Posted By ratsrepus, Jan 7, 2018 at 5:25 PM

  1. ratsrepus

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    My first stove in 1975 was an Ashley that looked like an old oil heater. bought new for I think around $300. had a bi metal thermostat like my BK princess. It heated my old drafty house in Fowlerville Mi. It was kind of a cheap built stove, but it kept us warn for 4 years until I got something better. anybody else have one of these, they were quite popular
     
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  2. begreen

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    The first stove I heated with was an Ashley Colombian. It was a tin can with a cast iron top and bi-metallic damper. I went through a CT winter in a leaky summer cabin with no insulation and it was my only heat. You knew it was heating well by the red glow of the sides.

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  3. ratsrepus

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    thats the one, the square job in the back
     
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    Mine was the oval tank in the front. The Ashley Circulator cabinet stove continued on in production and can still be found today.
     
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  5. Slowmoe

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    Weren’t these guys pretty innovative for the day. I like the child brief touch friendly cabinet idea. Also they had a down draft flow on those old cabinets. What model is the big steel one not double door? Looks like a box stove from the early eighties? The red glow of the tin can would have me on heightened awareness mode!
     
  6. Slowmoe

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    Guess it does have double doors one is a box the other a step stove. Anybody know about these just another box stove of the 80s I’m suspecting just never seen one before.
     

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