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    Posted 4 years ago

    Mindir
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    Great find in wenetchee wa. Beautiful old stove.
    Com stock castle #16 economy stove with all parts. Looks great after a little clean up

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    1. RCassano, 4 years ago
      I'm not sure what your mystery is. I believe this is referred to as a "parlor stove".

      Allen Comstock established his hardware store in Quincy, IL in the 1830's. Timothy Castle established his hardware store at the same time in nearby Columbus, IL. Both shipped cast iron stoves by riverboat from St. Louis and NY to sell to arriving settlers.

      In 1846, Comstock established a foundry to forge hollow ware (stoves) under the name Phoenix Stove Works. His hardware Co. was A. Comstock & Co. In 1849, Comstock left IL for the California gold rush and left his brother Enoch in charge. Castle bought into the foundry business in the early 1850's. The name was changed to Comstock-Castle Stove Co. during the Civil War and the Castle family took over all management.

      Comstock-Castle had factories in Keokuk, IA and Quincy, IL during that time. They phased out wood burning stoves in the 1930's and began fabricating stoves that ran on natural gas and later, electricity. They are still in business under sixth generation Castle family management in Quincy, IL. They now manufacture commercial cooking equipment.

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