A company from Ontario, Canada that made steel wood stoves. They became well known as one of the earliest catalytic stoves that passed the stringent EPA and Oregon test standards.
Some pics of models are here and attached.
Beaver Cast Door; Dimensions: 17-1/2" w, 33" d, 30" h; Firebox: 14" w, 26" d, 15" h; Door 11 x 10"; 6" flue 29-1/4" from floor
Sandpiper Cast Door; Dimensions: 16" w, 26" d, 25-1/2" h; 6" flue
Unicorn Double Door; Dimensions: 24" w, 24" d, 26" h; 7-1/2" flue
Elk Double Door
Lakewood Manufacturing Ltd. was located in Bobcaygeon, Ontario with trademarks registered to Gordon D. MacKay. The company also appears to have used the name Lakewood Stove Co. Ltd. Three US trademarks have been identified:
Unicorn Double Door #73351564
First Use: 1979-07-11; Filed: 1982-02-23; Abandoned: 1983-12-14
First Use: 1979-07-11; Filed: 1981-12-10; Abandoned: 1983-12-14
Elk Double Door #73340981
First Use: 1979-07-11; Filed: 1981-12-10; Abandoned: 1984-08-15
The Elk Double Door trademark appears to have been sold to Ronald C. Barnes Enterprises Inc. of Cole Camp, MO. The name was changed to Elk Pine Stove #73416786. By 1991, continued use was not filed. The Elk Pine Stoves I have been able to find bear little resemblance to the Elk Double Door.
Four trademarks were registered in Canada:
Vermont Downdrafter #TMA236375
Used as Early as: 1977-06-29; Filed: 1977-11-03; Reg: 1979-10-05; Inactivated: 1995-09-15
Used as Early as: 1977-10-05; Filed: 1978-06-27; Reg: 1980-02-29; Inactivated: 1996-01-19
Canadian Stepstove #TMA233233
Used as Early as: 1977-07-08; Filed: 1977-11-03; Reg: 1979-05-25; Inactivated: 1995-01-27
Fail Safe Abandoned
Used as Early as: 1981-09-20; Filed: 1981-11-03; Inactivated: 1982-12-21
There is mention of the stoves in two articles from the 80s.
Popular Science magazine, January 1982, Vol. 220, No. 1, pp. 77-79 "Now...more heat, less creosote with revolutionary catalytic wood stoves" by Evan Powell
"At Canada’s Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, the Lakewood Unicorn Catalytic stove showed a combustion efficiency of 94 percent and a heating efficiency of 75 percent. The same stove, when tested without the catalytic combustor, showed a combustion efficiency of 86 percent and a heating efficiency of 64.
“It’s difficult to compare results between the six or seven laboratories presently testing wood-burning stoves since each uses a slightly different test method,” says Lakewood’s president, Clyde L. Logue. “But most of the labs are finding an increase of 15 to 25 percentage points in heating efficiency using a catalytic combustor.” That’s significant."
Mother Earth News September/October 1985 "Ten Models That Have Passed the Oregon Wood Stove Pollution Standards"
In the "Others Worth Watching" section of the article on page 4
"Lakewood Stove Company (P.O. Box 489, Ont., Canada) has also had extensive testing done by a variety of labs in Canada. In its December 1983 issue, Canadian Consumer magazine picked the Lakewood Special II ($795) over five other catalytic stoves after extensive testing."
Ryerson University Archives was able to provide a flyer from Lakewood Stoves that was in their files from approximately 1980. (Correspondence re: Research including Ryerson Applied Research Limited 1981,
Repository: Ryerson University Archives; Reference code: RG 12.190.272)
Some of the Catalytics: Unicorn, The Spirit, Special II: