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Steven-R, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have a montgomery wards laundry stove its a small cast i

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I have a montgomery wards laundry stove its a small cast i prom stove in excellent condition it has numbers as follows 74As-6205A no.8 and jumbo on the door , in the montgomery wards catilogue from 1895 it is valued at three dollars and 97 cents can you tell me any thing about it?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Steven-R replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am pleased to help you! You have a relatively common home stove which was sold via the mail order catalog trade in the late 1890s to early 1900s era. The stove was not manufactured by Montgomery Ward, as they produced nothing but catalogs, but most of their ware in that era were cast in Pennsylvania by several foundries who sold similar goods to their chief rival, Sears and Roebuck.
It appears to be in very good original condition and is a wood burner, not a coal fired stove. The "Jumbo" was the model that followed what was called the "Anchor" series, made from the mid-1870s until the early 1890s.
Stoves such as you possess have been used in America for heating and other utilitarian chores since the eighteenth century and for cooking since the nineteenth century.
At present, the typical active retail range for your stove would be from $300 to $500 pending actual condition and demand at any given time.
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