See the elegant stove heaters that warmed stylish Victorian homes

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The Acorn Art Parlor stove for hot air circulation & ventilation (1890)

The Acorn Art Parlor stands far in advance of all other Stoves of this class, not only for its magnificent proportions, beauty of design and richness of decoration, but also for its extraordinary heating powers.

As is well known, this Stove was constructed specially with a view to embodying in its most perfect and practical form, the correct principles of Hot Air Circulation.

Modern experience in the science of Stove making has taught the trade that in order to get the greatest amount of heat from a Parlor Stove, the radiating powers from Fire Pot and Flues, must be assisted by a proper application of the Hot Air Circulation Principle, and in the Art Acorn this is carried out in a more perfect manner than in any other Stove. The result is a considerable saving in fuel, and a more uniform heat obtained in all parts of a room.

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The inside construction of this Stove is the same as has been proven so successful for many years in our first-class Base Burners; large round Fire Pot to revolve at will, Shaking Draw Center Grate, very large Ash Pit and Ash Pan, Ventilated Magazine with a new inside Cover, fitted most perfectly to prevent escape of gas or burning up in the Feeder, and very large Flues extending to front of Base.

The outside appearance is, without doubt, the handsomest ever seen on a Stove of any kind; the large Nickel and Tile Dome can be easily removed; the handsome Front and Panels, large Carved Base and elaborate Rails and Brackets, are Polished and Nickeled in a style never before approached in this line.

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Victorian home decor from a leader among antique art tile stove makers (1890)

In the matter of ornamentation, our “Art Tile stove” is the leader among “Art stoves.”

Its mantle of embossed tiles, covering the entire stove and forming a solid shell around the inner body of iron, is a striking sight and we most cordially invite the stove-buying public to inspect our goods before buying elsewhere, to convince themselves of the excellence of our article.

In reviewing the stove trade of the last few years, we have noticed its continuous struggle to meet the demands and expectations of the public and its endeavor to maintain the Iron stove in our modern houses and parlors. Iron stove manufacturers try to solve this problem by ornamenting their stoves grotesquely with Nickel and Tiles, without meeting, however, the present requirements or taste.

In Europe, where a vigorous attempt has been made to oust the tile stove from the place it kept for centuries, by introducing the iron stove, the public more and more return to the stove which gives them a more comfortable, mild and satisfactory heat, by distributing the heat in a diffusive and uniform manner through the tiles, being at the same time an ornament among the furniture of the household.

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Here, in America, we can observe a similar movement, pointing in the same direction. The people want something different than what is offered them, and we are perfectly convinced that they will find in the Elterich art tile stove.

All stoves are shipped well packed and crated, for which we shall make no extra charge. They are ready for immediate use and are put up like any other stove, but with less trouble and no dirt.

They may be put close to the wall, as neither tapestry nor furniture will derive any damage from it, and except dusting off they need no cleaning whatever, an advantage which alone ought to suffice to buy our goods in preference to others.

Manufactured by the Elterich Tile Stove Works, New York – Factory: Maywood, New Jersey

Elterich Art Tile Stove No. 1

This is a medium size stove. It measures on the base 21×18 inches; its height, not including urn, 38 inches; the height of draught-hole from the floor is 18 inches; the draught-hole oval and measures 4×6 inches.

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Elterich Art Tile Stove No. 2

This stove is square and in difference to all the others, a base-burning stove instead of direct draught stove. It is constructed for a heating capacity for two rooms, 15x15x12 feet each. It is a self-feeding stove and embodies, like all sizes, all sanitary and technical improvements as described on pages 1 and 2 of this catalog.

We can recommend this stove especially to those who desire to heat two connecting rooms satisfactorily and comfortably.

The stove measures on the base 22×22 inches and is 38 inches high, not including urn; the draught-hole is 19 inches from the floor, is round and has 5 inches diameter.

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Elterich Art Tile Stove No. 2 in blue

This is a self-feeding stove built on the same principle as Nos. 1 and 2, only larger in dimensions and adaptable to heat large rooms and halls.

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Elterich Art Tile Stove No. 4

This is the largest size we manufacture at present and is in shape different from all the other stoves. It is built in two sections, the socle and the upper part, and is fed in front instead of on top. Also a double heater attachment may be affixed and upper rooms or adjoining rooms may be heated the same time.

It is the most decorative and ornamental stove that was ever made and is, in comparison to its heating capacity, the cheapest Parlor stove in the market. Grate and fire-pot are of the same pattern as those of the smaller sizes, only proportionately larger. The base is 25×21 inches; the entire height is 51 inches; the draught-hole is 20 inches from the floor, and is 4×6 inches, oval.

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Novel improvements in home stoves

This stove forms an entirely new feature amongst the present line of stoves; being a mantle stove, the entire mantle of which consists wholly of tiles; in size, shape and decoration it is in accord with our modern household, and is provided with the most novel improvements in a sanitary as well as in a practical sense of the word.

Its powerful base-heating, its extremely easy air circulating, its economical and fuel-saving combustion in connection with its immense heating power, its draw center-grate, and its perfect arrangement for avoiding the escape of the “least of gases or dust,” give it undoubtedly the first rank among first-class stoves.

The base of all the different sizes is provided with large air-holes, through which the air is drawn in, and each stove has, in proportion to its size, a fire-pot of the most approved pattern, and a draw center-grate with easy access for shaking.

In construction, special attention has been paid to produce ample space for the combustion of gases, and to have the fuel magazine not too close to the burning fire in order to prevent the burning of the coal inside of the feeder.

The top-plates, like the bases, are provided with large openings and registers for the regulation of the hot air current, to which also a double heater attachment may be affixed for heating upper and side rooms.

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