CATALOG - Kalamazoo Star
Text and illustrations are taken from 1908 Kalamazoo Catalog.
To read the 1907 "Kalamazoo-Direct To You" Catalog, click here.
This is a strictly high grade, air tight, parlor heater, for wood fuel, which in material, workmanship and construction is as nearly perfect as a stove can be made.
For economy of fuel and great heating copacity, we do not beleive it has a superior in wood stoves. It is oval in form and handsomely finnished.
No Linings The majority of airtight wood heaters require linings because the castings and sheet bodies in them are so light. In the Kalamazoo Star, the base, main bottom, sides and ends that come in direct contact with the fire are all made out of heavy cast iron, so constructed that no linings are required. This construction increases the heat radiation of the stove and makes it a powerfull floor heater.
The Bottom plate is heavily ribbed and so constructed that we guarantee it against fire-cracks and warping.
Ornamental Cast Legs fit in sockets and are also bolted to the bottom so there is no danger of their working loose.
Cast Sides, Front and Back which practically for the fire box, are of pleasing design and are made with socket joints and bolted together with quarter inch bolts, making it possible for them to pull apart or warp.
The Steel Body is made of wood 's refined steel, is bolted to the sides and front in such a manner that it is impossible for it to warp or pull away from the cast sides. We place the steel between the firebox sides and back and a cast gasket and, when bolted in place, it is just the same as if it were in a vise.
The Fire Door is 11 x 13.25 inches in size; it makes it possible to burn very large chunks, so that it is not necessary to cut the wood so small. The door being extra large, makes it easy to remove large ashes, and it is equipped with a large nickel grip turnkey which can be opened with a poker. A loose smoke door prevents the smoke from entering the room when putting in fuel.
The Large Nickel Scew Register Damper in the cast main front admits the draft and is fitted inside with a spark guard, making it impossible for fire to be thrown out of the opening. When closed, it is air tight, therefor the fire can be perfectly controlled.
Cast Main Top is beutifully carved, is fitted with a lid and surmounted with an ornamental open-work swing top which in turn is also surmounted with a handsome and strongly made nickeled urn.
The Check Slide in main top beside the pipe collar makes it possible to keep the fire under perfect control and retain fire overnight.It also prevents creosote from forming in the stove pipe when open and the fire is checked.
The Pipe Collar is on the main top and by this method of construction it is possible to set the stove up with one less elbow that would be the case if collar were in the back.
Notice also the massive nickeled foor rails firmly bolted to the cast sides. They tend to deflect the heat to the floor, thus serving a double purpose.
We do not hesitate to recommend this stove to prospective purchasers of wood heaters, as it is without question one of the most durrable, economical and practically constructed wood heaters on the market.