Thursday, October 22, 2009

Treasure Chest Thursday, The Pot Bellied Stove




This pot bellied stove (with FAKE venting pipe, it's just for show folks!) belonged to David Halterman (1876-1965).  He used it to warm one of his chicken houses on the family farm near Bergton, Rockingham County, Virginia.

Right is a closer view of the stove.  I cleaned it with stove black many years ago.

Below in front is an old iron and a trivit to place that hot iron on.  The iron had to be heated by placing it on a stove.  There is also a handle to remove the stove lid on the top of this stove.   The log slice is a remembrance of the tree that wanted to fall the wrong way, which, just happened to be, towards Man and Moi.  I brought it in the house as a reminder to be careful out there with a chain saw and falling trees!



*David is my great-grandfather, I have previously posted about his wife, Ida Matilda Whitmer Halterman and her (?) snuff can.

2 comments:

GrannyPam said...

Nice stove, Carol. How nice that you have it.

lindalee said...

WOW....nice treasure. It looks like new. You must have put some elbow grease into that cleaning.