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Details about  1920's NOT-A-BOLT Wood Stove by The Troy Foundry & Machine Company Inc.!

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1920's NOT-A-BOLT Wood Stove by The Troy Foundry & Machine Company Inc.!
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Dec 13, 2011
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Castle Creek, New York, United States


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1920's NOT-A-BOLT Wood Stove by The Troy Foundry & Machine Company Inc.!

Offered is a NOT-A-BOLT wood stove by The Troy Foundry & Machine Company Inc. in Troy, NY. This tiny stove is at least 88 years old. It is a "portable" puzzle stove that just fits together without any bolts to assemble it! Made of cast iron, it weighs 36 lbs. alone. Shipping weight will be heftier as cast iron is brittle and it must be well packed.
The cast iron is in great shape and walls are about 1/8" thick. I never used it but bought it from a guy who said it had a fire in it. It couldn't have been used much as it's in really good shape for 88 years old.
I tried to find out information about the NOT-A-BOLT but only found an ad from the Schenectady Gazette dated June 1, 1923. JAY A. RICKARD CO. ad sez "NOT A BOLT STOVE TO WARM THE TENT WITH...$7.50".
I found another reference from someone who has one. He thought it was military issue but I doubt that.
The stove comes completely apart and pieces lays together on top and below the legged base for transporting. It lays fairly flat but it sure is clumsy. There must have been a sack or case of some sort. I haven't a clue what fool could or would want to tote 36 lbs of cast iron on a camping trip, but I guess they did in 1923!
The vent in the front door works perfectly. Lettering is crisp and clean. There is no date but sez patent applied for. I could not find any patent for the stove.
It has a griddle cook top inset on the flip top inset. Baffle on top twists open and closed. I don't know if it should be used with stove pipe, but the baffles is an oval shape 6" x 2 7/8" and I'll bet that is not easily found. Perhaps a sheet metal shop could make an adaptor.
Cut them logs real little if you plan on using it!.

overall 17 1/4 deep x 12" high x 10" wide
door 7 1/2" x 8 1/2"
griddle 7" diam.




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