Antique Potbelly Stoves
- Circa: 1850 – 1880
- Fuel: Wood/Coal
- Burn Time: 8 – 6 Hours
- Price Range: $1850.00 – $5850.00
All of our stoves are fully restored
We Can Convert Any Antique Stove
Gas, Propane, Electric
The Pot belly stove is an American classic heating railroad depots and cabooses. The pot belly stove accompanied many American pioneers as they traversed this country for the first time by locomotive.
These portly heaters found a second home in public buildings ad gathering places establishing these barrel stoves as the center piece of social activity in schools, in churches, town halls and meeting houses. And of course, the local general store.
Named for its bulging center, the potbelly burns wood or coal. Coming in a variety of sizes, they can heat from 2-5 rooms when fully loaded. A ribbed body augments the total heat output through increasing the surfaces area from which heat escapes.
The pot belly stove is among the sturdiest ever constructed and will forever hold a unique place in America’s past. They are made in many sizes and many shapes to heat many different areas.
Railroad Stoves, Caboose Stoves and General Heaters
Some potbelly stoves were manufactured specifically for use in the rail industry heating train stations, train depots and train cars. Pot-bellies were manufactured by companies like the Boston & Maine Railroad and named accordingly: “Station Agent”, “Railway King”, “Station Heater”, “Union Caboose”, etc.