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Favorite Stove & Range Co.

Location: Piqua, Miami County, Ohio
Founder: William King Boal (1832-1916)
Period of Production: 1889-1935
Products Manufactured: Full Line
Brand Names: Piqua Ware, Miami, Puritan

Favorite Timeline

1848 - W.C. Davis Company founded in Cincinnati, OH, reforming after 1865 as Great Western Stove Works.
1872-1888 - William K. Boal becomes controlling partner, renames foundry Favorite Stove Works after Davis' retirement in 1880.
1888 - Boal moves Favorite to Piqua, OH, and begins doing business there as Favorite Stove & Range Co. in 1889.
1916 - Boal dies at age 84, and is succeeded by son William S. Boal, who expands production of hollow ware.
1930s- The Great Depression hits, sales decline, and in 1934, the company closes permanently.
1934 - Cookware line sold to Chicago Hardware Foundry Co.

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