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Re: Globe Stove built in Kokomo, IN

Posted By: Kathy Blomker <kblomker@wisc.edu> (wbar1.chi1-4-10-086-006.chi1.dsl-verizon.net)
Date: 6/18/4 20:26

In Response To: Globe Stove built in Kokomo, IN (Angelo Taylor)

I just found this posting and I am excited about it.

I own a Globe stove and would love to learn more about it. It has either nickel or chrome(how does one tell? I know, it's a dumb question, but I don't know the answer)trim on the scrolled supports on the sides,plus front ash cleanout and stove box and trim on the oven door.It has a white enamel back and oven door, plus chrome-trimmed enamel-fronted single upper warming oven. It has a copper reservoir with a chrome or nickel lid. The stove is black iron around the sides and back, except for the chrome or nickel 4-legged base. There is a thermometer on the exterior of the oven door that works, that ranges from about 75 degrees to 500 degrees. It is a smallish stove, six lids and single oven. It is a beauty, in excellent condition with some minimal pitting on the nickel or chrome parts. Underneath the thermometer, in black, is spelled GLOBE. Under the woodbox doors on the left hand side is spelled in raised iron: THE GLOBE STOVE & RANGE CO. KOKOMO, IND. MASTER STOVE BUILDERS

I found it in an antique store passing through Elkader, Iowa in 1976 and it was love at first sight. I hadn't, unfortunately, shared with my husband that I had always wanted a wood-burning cookstove. We had quite a...uh...discussion for a few hundred miles, but to make a long story short, we went back and got it. We paid about $700 for it. The ashes in it were still sweet- it was in excellent condition, no cracks, and had been used till just recently. We couldn't take it to our new home in Madison, Wisconsin in the trunk of our '69 Camaro, but the antique dealer delivered it one day for $40 in gas.

I have used it for everything from breads and pies to soups and stews, turkeys, and stirfries over the flames. It works perfectly and is the showpiece of my living kitchen. Last Thanksgiving, at my sons' request, we cooked the entire dinner on the Globe.

So-- does anyone know how old it is? What can anyone tell me about it? When did the Globe Stove Co. go out of business? What do you suppose it is worth now (though it's not for sale, so it doesn't really matter).

Glad to join the group!

Kathy Blomker

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