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Cast Iron Stoves and Ranges etc / McClary warming oven
« Last post by orbsphere on November 26, 2018, 01:54:17 pm »
Hi all,

Included pic is of McClary warming oven. Is attached to Sears "Country Kitchen" electric range. Almost a perfect fit, just had to spread the base open approx. 1/8". Have used in this configuration approx. 50 years.

Mother wanted and found "wood stove" for her kitchen. Dad and I had been to BC visiting his family summer of 1969. When we got back to L.A., Calif. mother had already left deposit on the stove itself and owner (private party found through Penny Saver - no internet in those days) had called saying it was going to be sold to another party and we'd lose deposit if not picked up ASAP. So brother and dad went and picked it up the day after we got back home.

Mom was kind of disappointed there was no warming oven (Sears made one but seller didn't have). I said I had seen one that I thought might fit stored in the "garage" where the full sized family sleighs were kept. A call to Uncle Darce and a couple calls later my dad was on his way again back up to BC, but by himself this time as I was soon to be back in school (High School - I would have been 16 at the time and graduated the following year).

Only problem was there would be no exhaust hood. So I suggested why not see if the exhaust fan couldn't be removed from the old hood and re-installed somehow into the "new" warming oven and use that for the exhaust hood. Pop got on it right away and removed the old fan with light and installed into our soon to be "new" hood. There already was an oval exhaust outlet on top so just had to find a converter to a round pipe and a flexible piece of duct to align with the old and it was done and working in just a few days.

Mother's pride and joy and still in use today by me. How could I resist? As can be seen the old warming oven / "new" range hood still has its original patina on the tracery / filigree. Unfortunately a piece of sheet metal had to be cut out and removed for the installation of the exhaust fan and light unit.
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Cast Iron Stoves and Ranges etc / Cast Iron rings for old oil range
« Last post by jane on November 02, 2018, 12:29:45 pm »
HI all. I am trying to source some parts for my mom's old Enterprise oil stove. She still uses it as a her main source of heat and cooking. The parts have become hard to find since the Enterprise-Fawcett Foundry went out of business. Apparently the enterprise oil pots have difference rings on the bottom than top, but this is not the same for other oil ranges. She has one good one left. We are trying to find a supplier for these pieces, or a cast iron foundry who could make them using the good one for a model. We're also looking for the pilot. If anyone has any recommendations, it'd be much appreciated. Located in NL, so east coast would be ideal, simply due to shipping costs, with these items being heavier.  Going to attach some pictures below...
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Forum How To's. / Re: If you have any questions regarding the use of the forum...
« Last post by Icyblack on October 26, 2018, 09:01:05 pm »
Hi Hank, the forum isn't that active as yet, but I just added a buy/sell forum.
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Forum How To's. / Re: If you have any questions regarding the use of the forum...
« Last post by Hank57 on October 26, 2018, 11:43:10 am »
Hello
I am new to the forum and I am wondering if it is appropriate to use it to seek out old Canadian pieces for purchase. If yes then where would I go on the site to inquire about what is available
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General Discussion for Hollow Ware / Re: Smart Endurance Skillet
« Last post by Chad on October 14, 2018, 10:11:06 pm »
It is somewhat of a novelty item these days I guess. I like the idea of having the perfect pan for one serving, especially when the eggs fit a piece of toast so well. However, when several kids are waiting for breakfast it certainly is a bottleneck. When I first got it the description that came to mind was a "bachelor's pan". I haven't spotted any for sale. Are they out there?
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General Discussion for Hollow Ware / Re: Smart Endurance Skillet
« Last post by Icyblack on October 14, 2018, 09:11:42 pm »
Endurance was registered in 1919 by Canada Foundries, but I would think these are post 1930's. Exactly when, not sure. I have a couple here, but have never used them to be honest.
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General Discussion for Hollow Ware / Smart Endurance Skillet
« Last post by Chad on October 14, 2018, 08:18:57 pm »
I have a Smart Endurance Skillet and from what I've read on the site under dating I take it to be about 50 years old. I'm wondering how difficult they are to find because a second skillet would sure speed things when I do get around to using it.
It seems that the corners stay a little cold on the element on my stove but I guess that wouldn't be a problem on a wood fired cook stove.
I've heard of people using a piece of copper sheet or plate to even the heat out. Has anyone here tried that?
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You're right on the dates, love these wood handled skillets.
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General Discussion for Hollow Ware / Re: Apparently Canadian
« Last post by Robert on October 01, 2018, 09:07:14 pm »
Sorry, haven't been online much but yeah, I believe it's camp chef as well.
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General Discussion for Hollow Ware / Apparently Canadian
« Last post by Chad on September 30, 2018, 08:17:41 pm »
I rescued this one from a scrapper's bin a few years ago because it looked pretty Canadian.
After some searching I now think it to be a Camp Chef griddle. :(
Break it to me gently (I'll do the not-so-gentle breaking later).
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