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Mini cast iron stove.
An example of the element Iron

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Mini cast iron stove.
This is a "salesman's sample" miniature cast iron stove. Salesmen would carry a (heavy) suitcase of these around to show the housewives the latest models of wood stove.
I have a feeling this one might be a relatively modern reproduction, because the pans are labeled "TAIWAN" on the bottom. I'm no expert, but I doubt that such an item would have been made in Taiwan in the 1800s. Of course I could care less whether it's old or new: Either way it's a really neat little mini-stove, and it's definitely cast iron.
Source: eBay seller yesterdaisys
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 20 September, 2003
Price: $10
Size: 6"
Purity: 95%
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