Modern Crawford #22 Wood Antique Parlor Stove
|Overall:||27"W x 25"D|
|Footprint:||27"W x 24"D|
|Stick of Wood||21"|
The Walker & Pratt Stove Company of Boston, Massachusetts manufactured this beautiful antique Modern Crawford parlor stove in 1907.
This is one of the most revered and coveted antique stoves ever manufactured. It handsome design is coupled with a superior engineering and construction to achieve this. At the time, it’s simple, clean aesthetic was dubbed the “Modern Series” and heralded in the advent of sleek, trim lines straying from the filigree of earlier Victorian decors.
This stove was one of the more stunning stoves manufactured.
This stove is absolutely airtight. No more than a gentle push on the nickel latch is needed to snugly close the stove; you will appreciate its obvious efficiency. With this type of airtight seal, the stove can easily burn overnight. You cannot ask for better when heating your home with this piece of wonderful functional art.
The Modern Crawford parlor stove is built of solid cast-iron. The quality of the cast iron used in pre-1940 castings is superior to any iron available in the modern- market place. It was a virgin iron unadulterated by any other lesser quality irons, ores or melted down materials. The filigree is simple and compliments a country or rustic décor with elegance and antique charm. Nickel trim pieces add lightness and distinction to the stove. A footrest runs across the front of the stove inviting onlookers to pull
The stove is crowned with an exquisite nickel finial that is attached to a swinging dome. A filigreed dome is cut out to allow for and improve heat circulation. Swing the dome to the side to reveal cook lids for light cooking. A cooking option is integrated into the stove with flat cook surface hidden underneath the dome. Cook lids are attached with hinges that secure the plates at all times, even when loading the stove from the top. For added convenience the hinges hold the lids in place even when loading the stove from the top.
The Modern Crawford name is proudly embossed on the front of the stove. A model number in the corner indicates the size of the stove and the length of wood the stove can accommodate. For instance the Modern Crawford #18 and the Modern Crawford #22 take an 18-inch stock of wood and a 22-inch stick of wood respectively. Double draft controls in the front of the stove make controlling the heat out put of the stove convenient and easy.
Mica windows are installed the main door so that you will enjoy a view of the fire any time the stove is in use without compromising the performance or efficiency of the stove in any way. For those times when a full view of the fire is desired, the front door can be removed and a complete view of the fire can be seen.
The Modern Crawford parlor stove includes a large side-loading door. Load the stove with several large logs at a time and it will a fire for eight to twelve hours. A smoke--shelf is built into the loading area. This feature prevents smoke from escaping when loading the stove. A damper is built into the rear of the stove eliminating the need to install a damper in the stovepipe.
I have used the Modern Crawford parlor stove to heat my museum and showroom. At the end of the day I would load the stove and closed down the dampers for a slow burn. This stove would burn through the night. I would then be guaranteed to find a hot bed of coals in the morning. A quick rake over and a fresh piece of firewood would rekindle the fire in no time at all.