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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This is the stove I purchased at auction. I have searched everywhere for the stove and manufacturer, and to no avail. Any help with this beauty would be appreciated! It is porcelain coated, the red appears to have been sprayed on, or powdered on through a screen and stencil. The main finish appears tp be a feather dusted black and brown porcelain. It has 3 damper chains that are linked to the top, one on each side to control airflow, and 1 in the front to control the stoke of the fire. The fire door appears to have some type of clear vermiculite panels covered if perforated metal. Id say its around 450-500 LBS. Dimensions are 48" Tall by 24" wide by 25" Deep. There is also a small airflow damper on the bottom just inside the doors when one opens them that says "CLOSED FOR ASHES" and "PATD" on the left side of it, "QUADRILATOR" in the middle, and :OPEN FOR HEATING" and "No. 1694176" on the right side. It also has some type of canister built in near the top and back left hand corner, about 3" diameter, and 12" deep, with a tail flap bent out in the back.

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    1. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      Herman Herrenbruck had patent 1694176. Stove 1928. Bellville, IL. ORBON STOVE Co., OF BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE STOVE.
    2. IronMike442, 5 years ago
      That is awesome info Celiene! Ill try to search around using that data. Hopefully find a valuation of it. It sure is beautiful, need a bit of love, but beautiful.
    3. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      it's called a Tilona Circulating Heather by Orbon!! Circa 1929!! Contact this forum:

      News ad of one 1930 (I don't pay for access.)

    4. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      DAMN- yours looks like it was never used. These guys (At the forum above) will LOVE it!

      "Each manufacturer had their own terminology, but they were mostly classified as 'cabinet heaters' or 'warm air circulators' or 'first floor furnaces' , I guess you take your pick. When I look up coal heaters by the decade specific, I have to use the most common name of the times to get the best results. Out of all the newspaper ads for all the coal heaters, for all the decades; I can only find 14 that say 'Tileona' and only four(4) have my particular cabinet heater pictured(1929). Versus all the other ads, for all the other heating appliances advertised over the decades; this tells me that my stove is very rare. But, after having rebuilt my stove from the last bolt to the first and sealing every joint; this stove produces enough heat to keep up, even in the sub-zero temps we are currently experiencing. Maybe they discontinued my stove because it was so worry free?"
    5. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      They are still in business, but called Peerless Premier Appliance Co. You might want to contact them. Maybe they have more information. (They do not give the full history of Orbon... - I'll provide a link to THAT as well.)
    6. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      Here's a great history of the company.
    7. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      One on Ebay great pic of interior.
    8. bananapeel, 5 years ago
      Useful things used to be so pretty. Exciting detective work!
    9. IronMike442, 5 years ago
      Thank you Celiene, for all of the search work! I'm going to keep searching for the particular model I have, I wonder if it is an Orbon Stove, but a Biltmore Model.
    10. Rolandomota64, 5 years ago
      What did you pay for this at the auction?
    11. IronMike442, 5 years ago
      I paid 75 at auction in MAN.
    12. IronMike442, 5 years ago
      Spell check got me. MN.
    13. Sassy66 Sassy66, 3 years ago

      I currently have the same item. Have you found any further information on this? Love the red!

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