homes

While the potbelly stove usually receives instant nostalgic recognition, the cylinder stove has also been warming and gracing American homes and establishments, including general stores, western saloons and historic hotels, like the one on the right.
Hotel setting
Schoolhouse
Vintage cylinder stove keeps the school house warm.
Men's club
Classic cylinder stove warms men's clubhouse.

round oak stove


Vintage Cylinder Stove and the Railroad
Cylinder stove built into a railroad car Cylinder stoves may not have “gotten
around” as frequently as potbelly stoves, at least within the railroad
industry, but they did make their mark on the railway system. This cylinder
stove was manufactured specifically for a railway car.

Antique cylinder stoves were depicted in American art and featured on the cover of popular magazines of the day.

Included among them are; Good Housekeeping, Saturday Evening Post, Gentleman's Quarterly and Coronet as shown.

Norman Rockwell
If Norman Rockwell painted it, then you know it was endearing to the American public, like these vintage cylinder stoves. Norman Rockwell
Coronet cover
 

civil war stove

The long tables are set for chow in this mess hall, ready to feed American soldiers. Soldiers who are preparing to fight in the war between the States.

The powerful cylinder stoves, featured in the center of the mess hall, tower at eight feet tall. The imposing workhorse heaters are made of four different steel sections stacked on top of one another.

These impressive heating stoves, manufactured in Springfield Massachusetts, no longer exist. They are preserved only in photographs like this one from the Library of Congress.