When touring historic buildings, it is common to see evidence of old coal or fuel burners in these property. Usually, they are not operable or have been stolen, but every once in a while you see a pristine specimen. But that doesn’t happen very often though, so when I saw this antique Godin Stove in a foreclosure building, it caught my attention.
Able to burn just about any kind of fuel, including wood and coal, this French stove is loaded from the top. The decorative lid flips up to reveal a flat cast-iron surface. which serves to seal of the stove as well a cooking surface. The front door opens for cleaning out ash only, but the knob on the front for thermostatic temperature control. Not sure how efficient the stove is, but there is no question it is a looker.
For a look at a Godin Stove in action, check out this YouTube video demonstration. For a closer look at this particular stove, see the picture gallery below.