|pot-bellied stove and coal bucket display|
Museum of the American West
|Stockermatic coal stove|
coal hopper at the end with lid
(photo from Google images)
I loved to lay in front of the stove and do my homework or simply take a nap. Sometimes I even sat on top of the stove.
The stove did not work well when the electricity was off because the auger was electric.
Coal was purchased locally from a dealer near Burma Road: the place now sells fireworks.
When I was in high school, the Stoker was replaced with a natural gas stove, and my coal hauling days were over. That museum coal bucket contained a lot of warm memories.