General Points about Pot Belly Stoves
A Few Things you Should Know About Potbelly Stoves.
Antique potbelly stoves are made entirely from solid cast iron.
Their shape of a potbelly stove resembles the midriff of an aging fellow, gaining the stove, which was once referred to as a Cannon Stove, the affectionate name, potbelly.
Potbelly stoves are tremendous heaters. These vintage stoves burn both wood or coal and can be converted to gas.
Potbelly stoves come in three sizes:LARGE, MEDIUM and SMALL with burn times ranging from 6 to 8 hours for the small, up to 8 to 14 hours in a large potbelly stove.
Many potbelly stoves feature cooktops for simmering coffee, scrambling eggs, or making chili.
The ring around the middle of a potbelly stove was designed to prevent folks from bumping into the bulge of the stove and burning themselves.
Other features found on potbelly stoves include: swing feed doors, large ash pits, cast iron foot rails, and draft controls.