The Popularity of the type of heaters known as "oak stoves" has increased every year of its use, and now after 34 years' test, it is more IS popular than ever. We make the Kalamazoo oak heaters in four styles, the "Brilliant Oak", the "Regal Oak" and the finest wrought "Hot Blast Oaks." The same general plan of construction is followed in all, the difference being in their finish and ornamentation and the hot blast feature.
MATERIALS - The Kalamazoo Oaks are made of the best procurable pig-iron, selected with great care by one of the best buyers of iron in the country. No scrap iron whatsoever was used in their construction. The steal used for the body is the best grade of heavy wood's refined homogenous wrought steel, highly finished. We give our broadest and strongest guarantee to the materials and workmanship of these stoves, and ask customers to compare them with others in order to appreciate the exceptional high value we give at our exceptional low prices.
|AIR TIGHT JOINTS - The Joints are all air tight and the doors are ground to a perfect fit. The accompanying illustration shows the air tight joints of the sheet-steel body and the fire-pot. The body has a cup shaped flange which is fitted into a recessed cup on top of the fire-pot and is held in position by the outside fire-pot-lugs, thus securely fastening the sheet-steel body to the fire-pot, without the aid or necessity of rivets, which burn off, allowing the body to buckle, lose shape, and admit air around the top of the fire pot.
BASE - The base is broad and deep and beautifully carved. It gives ample room for large, heavily wired and bailed ash-pan, so placed as to receive all ashes. The ash-pit door joints are all ground to a perfect air tight fit, as is the screw draft damper which controls the admission of air under the grate, and gives perfect control of the fire.
GRATE - For coal we provide our patent center-cone and draw combination grate, acknowledged to be by far the best grate made for burning coal in an oak stove. (fig 24 & 25). For wood we give a draw-center shaking grate of the most approved pattern.
THE FIRE POT is of heavy corrugated cast iron, full sized and heavy enough to require no troublesome and expensive linings. It is fitted to the base in air tight pocket-joints. The scientific construction of the fire-pot and grate makes the "Kalamazoo" an exceedingly strong floor heater and has had much to do with its great popularity.
THE BODY is made of very heavy wood's cold rolled refined wrought steel of the best grade.
||THE FEED-DOORS are large and admit the putting of a large stick of wood into the stove. They are provided with loose hinged smoke doors, which prevent smoke from entering the room when the feed door is opened. (fig 27) The feed-doors are fastened with extra heavy nickeled turnbuckles, so made that the doors can be opened and shut with a poker when too hot to be handled with the fingers.
A special feature of the Kalamazoo Oaks is the manner in which the steel is joined to the fire-door frame making the admission of air at this joint impossible. They are in fact as well as in name, airtight stoves. The combustion of fuel is under absolute control, which makes them the greatest of all fuel savers. A screw check-draft, fitted air tight in the feed-door of the Regal Oaks, aid in controlling the fire.
They are handsome stoves of perfect proportion. They are durable stoves, made of the best materials. They are economical stoves, the fittings being exact and perfect. In short, they are the best oak stoves in the world for the price.
Do not be influenced to buy an oak stove altogether by it's weight. Many things are more important, and the weight ought to be only where it is needed.Many oak stoves have heavy bottoms and bases as well as tops. Excessive weight is a drawback in these parts. The Kalamazoo Oaks have heavy corrugated fire-pots, also exceedingly strong and are well made throughout. Each stove bears our strong guarantee; our 360 days approval test applies to it and it will last many years if given ordinary care.