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Old 06-14-2013, 09:16 AM
B Lee B Lee is offline
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Default DR Sperry Stove

New member here trying to identify what my stove was used for. It is a cast iron stove with the top having a very large round cooking vat built into it, the stove was used at our local butcher shop which has been closed for decades now. Cast into the stove are the words: DR Sperry & CO, Hatavia Ill. Also cast on it is 1890 and Rival 33. The bottom of the stove is rectangular in shape with the top of the stove being cast in a round shape with the large pot (about 4' across the rim) built into it. In front are two small doors to place the wood in. I can post pictures later when I figure out where I stored my digital camera.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:04 AM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: DR Sperry Stove

My guess, being that it was in a butcher shop, is that it was used for some kind of rendering. A unit made by Sperry which sounds similar and is described as a "farm boiler" is pictured here:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38955/38 ... 8955-h.htm (search farm boiler)
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:12 AM
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Default Re: DR Sperry Stove

Thank you for the info. Basic design of my stove is like the one pictured that dumps. Mine is a little different in that it does not dump but would need to be lifted out of the stove housing some how.
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