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Antique Toy & Salesman Sample Stoves

Past Sales Archive

This is just a sample of the many antique Toy & Salesman Sample stoves we have sold.
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Model Salesman Sample /Toy StoveModel Cookstove  The Model Stove is one of the largest and most detailed of all toy or sample size stoves.  It was made by Kenton a toy manufacturer and this stove dates from near the turn of the century.  The Kenton name is cast into the back of the stove in bold letters.  This stove measures over 2' across, and is so detailed and such a nice casting that these toy stoves are often referred to as and mistaken for salesman sample stoves, and it is no wonder. 

It still has most of its nickel and all of its shelves and lids look to be original.  Note the small warmer trays / Trivets in the back as shelves with the name in cast out letters. 

There are no breaks, repairs or damage I can see.   This antique cast iron toy stove is a super piece of early Americana and one of the nicest example of this stove I have seen. 

Very Good  . . . . . . SOLD!



Gemco Salesman Sample Wood StovGemco Salesman Sample Wood Stove  This style of stove was popular back in the 50's, especially so in cabins, hunting lodges, and vacation homes.  The body was tin, and they cranked out heat when you got them going.  The feet and the draft control are cast iron.  The lid on top is marked Pat. Apl'd For.   It is about twice as big as the others of similar design marked Sterling that I have listed on another page.  Very Nice!!

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD!!




The Great Majestic StoveThe Great Majestic Stove   This toy stove was produced by the Majestic Manufacturing Co. of St. Louis.   It is one of those that is often called a salesman sample, but as we have seen dozens of them over the years and not one in a case, it is much more likely that these were made as toys to be sold or given away when a large full-size model was bought just like the Jewel above.  They were probably also used in stores as display props, but it is unlikely that it is a true salesman sample.   This example is in fair condition having been improperly stored out in the garage after the child grew up.  It has had major nickel losses, but that is fixable, and these have a great look when carefully and tastefully restored.  They also look great like this in the proper setting, and that is how we are going to be selling this one.  Complete and nice, but well used.

Good + . . . . .   SOLD



McClary Saleseman Sample / Toy CookstoveMcClary's "Baby Mine Compliments of the Season" Toy / Sample Stove This antique salesman sample / child size McClary's Famous Cookstove has a great look and appeal. It is an exact representation of a full size stove produced in the late 1800's and into the beginning of the 20th century. It looks to be cast from the same molds as a Charter Oak #503, and at approx 24" long is one of the largest toy / sample size stoves made.

The makers name is on the front top door, and a Google search reveals they are a Canadian outfit, and are indeed "famous" for their line of stoves. This is the first example I have ever seen of this toy stove though, and it or the name McClary are not listed in the book on the subject by Dick & Joan Ford.

Stoves like this fit the bill as both salesman samples or display models that would sit in the general store, but were also sold as toys at different periods.

The stove is in good condition and all original. This antique toy Cookstove, that many refer to as a salesman sample is a super piece and will make a great accent or display piece in the home featuring country store and child's toys from the past

Good + . . . . .   SOLD



McClary Saleseman Sample / Toy CookstoveCharter Oak #503  Toy / Salesman Sample Stove This antique salesman sample / child size Charter Oak #503 Cookstove has a great look and appeal. It is an exact representation of a full size stove produced in the late 1800's and into the beginning of the 20th century. It is approx 24" long and the larger of the two Charter Oak stoves that can be found.

Stoves like this fit the bill as both salesman samples or display models that would sit in the general store, but were also sold as toys at different periods.

The stove is in good condition and all original. This antique toy Cookstove, that many refer to as a salesman sample is a super piece and will make a great accent or display piece in the home featuring country store and child's toys from the past

Good + . . . . .  SOLD



Thumbnail image of item, click to download large image!Favorite / Dolly's Favorite Toy / Salesman Sample Stove This is a true salesman sample, toy stove, or display model. It is not one of the repop fakes you typically see listed. The telling features are the quality of the casting, and the name and company info cast into the left side that all of the fakes I have seen are missing.

Look at the detail and condition of the front door. You can read the "We Guarantee / Best in the World" around the center logo area. The nickel plating here and elsewhere is original and in super nice condition. There is one apology, and that is the back left corner of the top is broken / cracked and has been glued back in place. I have pictured this area.

On the left is the fire chamber complete with its cast iron fire box. Each internal part is individually cast, just like in a real stove. Below that is the ash door & drawer. On top there are 6 original cast iron lids for the burner areas, and on the right a large lid over the water heater.

This original Dolly's Favorite stove is a rare piece, and the prices I have seen them offered for before has been in the many thousands of dollars. A rare opportunity.

Good + . . . . .    SOLD



D. Bucks 1839 Patent StoveD. Buck 1839 Patent Stove   This is the actual stove pictured in Ford's book on toy stoves.  Ford limited the entries in his book to mostly toys, and goes to some length explaining the limits and rationale of that decision.  I think he got it wrong with this stove and that it is not a toy.

Darius Buck of Albany, New York was granted the patent for this stove on May 20th 1839.  The patent number is 1157 which can be viewed by going to Google Patents.  It is a very close match.  Mr. Buck had two main ideas involved in this stove.  First was the idea of having part of the oven under the front apron, as opposed to the apron being lower and out in front, thus enlarging the cooking area of the oven.  His second idea was not the "reverberating flue"  as he called the design of most flues and incorporated into the design of this stove but rather that his refined design would increase the efficiency and save fuel.  He was a man with ideas way ahead of his time.  His design allowed for the air to be heated thus more evenly heat the ovens, and allow for better combustion.  I swear this is the same technology being foisted upon modern day woodstove buyers as cutting edge technology, and adding $1000 or more to the cost of stoves.  I'll stop there with that thought.

Given the size of this stove, 11" long by 9" wide, I believe that it could well be the original Patent Model or 2nd model that Mr. Buck made for his idea.  Barring that it is surely a display model or salesman  sample as opposed to a toy.  It should be noted that Mr. Buck held other patents for stoves and that I have had the original Patent Model of and sold.  A super piece in super condition.   

Fine . . . . . .   SOLD!



Crescent Toy StoveCrescent Toy Stove  Here is a rare bird.  A Crescent stove that is actually old and not a new modern knock-off being sold as old.   This is an early and legit stove from the 20's or before.  It is complete with both shelves and backsplash.  It measures approx 14" across the front with the shelves in place.   Very Nice!

Fine  . . . . . .   SOLD!



Bird Toy StoveBird Toy Stove  I am not sure who the maker of this is.  Ford pictures 2 of these and each has a different base than this one. He says Ideal or Kenton for those.  A nicely made little stove!

Fine  . . . . . .  SOLD!




Salesman Sample Kelsey Corrugated Furnace Syracuse NYSalesman Sample Kelsey Corrugated Furnace / Syracuse NY  Makers of furnaces and heating contractors had to have a means to convince the prospective buyer to replace their old furnace and buy a new furnace.  The manufacturers obliged by producing samples like these to adorn the contractors office or that of the point of sale distributer. Over the years I have seen dozens of different versions, but none are real common. This example is made of aluminum and looking inside you can see it has all the features that the real deal had.  It looks to be coal or wood fired to me. I would guess this interesting design furnace dates from the 1950's or earlier. 

Wonder what the efficiency was?   How much were fuel costs back then?  I went through over 3 cords of wood this winter @ 300 / cord and if priced right a salesman could sell me one of these if it was self loading.

All in all it is in great condition, and has a nice look to it.  Different.

Very Good  . . . . . . SOLD!



Salesman Sample National Cycloidal FurnaceNational Cycloidal Salesman Sample Furnace by Excelsior Stove Works of  Quincy ILL  This salesman sample furnace has all the maker info cast into the doors on the front.  It is a very detailed model with its ribbed design walls and appears to be complete.  The top lifts off to reveal the inner workings as well.   The size is 9 1/2  Dia x about 14" tall..  A Google search reveals that Julia's Auction has had several of them listed over the years with estimates in the 1500 - 2000 range.    Very Nice!

Fine  . . . . . .    SOLD!





1878 Patent Model of Wood Burning furnace by Henry A. Wood of Bangor Maine1878 Patent Model of Wood Burning furnace by Henry A. Wood of Bangor Maine   This patent model has its original tag and a yellow authenticity tag from O. Rundle Gilbert.   Heating with wood was a big concern in Maine during that bygone era.  Mr. Woods idea looks to be a design to try and extract as much heat from the burning wood in the lower combustion chamber as possible before the heat was allowed to escape after rising up into what he refers to as the dome, and before passing through the heat exchanger that is mounted above the actual burner below and around the dome.   It actually looks like it would be a good idea.   

This patent model is approx 6" wide x 6" tall.  This model is a  good match to the patent which can be viewed using Google Patents and a search for the number 142313.

This patent model furnace will display nicely, and the condition is excellent!!   Nice!!

Excellent. . . . . .   SOLD!



Holland Salesman Sample FurnaceHolland Salesman Sample Furnace  This salesman sample furnace was probably a point of sale display to show contractors and prospective buyers the latest in technology in home or industrial furnaces.

Good + . . . . . . SOLD!





The Pet Cast Iron Toy Stove"The Pet" Cast Iron Toy Parlor Stove by Young & Bros Albany NY   This is a early cast iron toy stove by a recognized maker of stoves in early New York.  It is marked on the top lid Pat'd 1857.  The hearth is marked with the name Young & Bros Albany.  It measures 8" across the front.  These could well have been made as display models to sit in a store on the counter to entice prospective customers without eating up a lot of valuable floor space. 

Fine . . . . . .  SOLD!!







Wrought Iron Range Co. / Home Comfort Salesman Sample Combination Gas / Wood RangeWrought Iron Range Co. / Home Comfort Salesman Sample Combination Gas / Wood Range  This salesman sample "Home Comfort" brand combination wood fired / Gas Cookstove / Kitchen Range by the Wrought Iron Range Co. of St Louis MO. is a very good piece.  This is a true salesman sample / display model stove with its box.   It is not a toy stove.  The base of the outer box measures 12 3/4 x 16 1/2" The stove itself measures approx 14" across the front by 7" deep and is about 16" tall to the top of the chimney. 

Salesman Sample Stoves like this would actually be carried by a salesman door to door or from shop to shop in an effort to sell the full size version to individuals, or store keepers. This salesmen sample stove dates from after the turn of the century and into the 20's or as late as the 40's.

It is set up with removable decorative sheet steel enameled lids that set over both sides of the top when not in use. The left side of the stove is wood fired and the oven and burners on the right are gas fired. On the top left there are places for 3 cast iron lids for the wood burner areas. Two of these cast iron lids are missing. One is shown in the pics. They are the same size so new ones can remade or cast from the original that remains.

The fire chamber is complete with its cast iron fire box and the door has the Home Comfort name cast into it.  Each internal part of the fire box is individually cast just like in a real stove. The shaker grates are there and operable. Below that is the ash drawer. The backsplash is original as is the exhaust chimney.  On the right are four gas burners with their tiny trivets, and the tiny spider burner assemblies. The little knobs to control them are present, operable and nice.  Below is the large gas fired oven. This area has removable sheet metal sides and bottom just like the real stove. The gas burner for the oven is also visible under one of the plates.

The exterior is finished in white enamel, There has been some touchup around the door handles and there is one chip on the right door. The inside is a black graniteware or enamel.   The outer blue colored box is pretty nice, and shows some wear and tear.

This stove is not to be confused with the later toy electric stoves by Lionel or others. This Home Comfort combination wood and gas stove is a true salesman sample. Over the years I have seen just a few of these offered for sale,.  A few years back one of these stoves was sold for the incredible price of $9,000 at "Theriault's,  the auction house best known for their doll auctions.  I believe it was the top lot of the antique stove auction they held that day.   This is a rare piece and a rare opportunity.

Good +  . . . . . .  SOLD!


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This is just a sample of the many antiques Salesman Sample & Toy Stoves we have sold.
Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

We can help you sell quality Antiques Contact Us.

For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

Our current offering of Antique Stoves offered for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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