The first cookstove that I saw was at a place that is officially called "Shoppes on Wall Street." Basically, the "shoppes" are four buildings of second-hand items on the north side of the town square in Seymour, Iowa. Sitting right outside was the wood cookstove that you see in the following pictures. I spent a great deal of time examining her and dreaming about how much fun it would be to have enough money (or know-how) to restore her.
I could find no identifying mark for a brand name--which was disappointing--but I did get to learn a little about wood cookstoves that are designed this way. This is the third wood cookstove that I have seen with the oven up high on the right side. The first one that I ever saw like this is located at the Machine Shed Restaurant in Urbandale, Iowa. It is used as a storage cabinet in the dining room of the restaurant where the wait staff keep things like jelly packets.
I spotted the second one online at antiquestoves.com. It just so happened that we visited the proprietor of the business Mr. Semmelroth in Tekonsha, Michigan, on our summer vacation that year, and I got to see that restored stove in person in his storage garage. It was beautiful and unique and very similar in color to the one you see below.
|The oven door open.|
|The firebox (sans ashpan) on the left and the warming oven on the right.|