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Dual fuel range wood/coal and gas
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Post# 714054   11/9/2013 at 00:03 (3,814 days old) by xpanam (Palm Springs California )        

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I found this to be very interesting. Dose anyone know the concept behind this? It looks to be from the mid late 30s.

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Post# 714056 , Reply# 1   11/9/2013 at 00:15 (3,814 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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This type of stove was very common in the 1930s through the early 1950s when people were replacing total wood or coal cookstoves with gas or electric ranges.  These stoves would fit in the same footprint as a wood/coal cookstove and would still use coal/wood for space and water heating in the winter months (with some limited cooking on top also possible) but the gas/electric side would be the primary cooking stove for the warmer months of the year so that there was no need to light a coal/wood fire in July in order to cook or bake.

Post# 714073 , Reply# 2   11/9/2013 at 02:22 (3,814 days old) by xpanam (Palm Springs California )        

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That make sense! Thanks Mark.

Post# 714092 , Reply# 3   11/9/2013 at 05:45 (3,814 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Many of them..

Around here were Monarchs, but all were wood/electric.

Post# 714096 , Reply# 4   11/9/2013 at 06:19 (3,814 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Early "Dual Fuel" cooking!

Post# 714101 , Reply# 5   11/9/2013 at 06:25 (3,814 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Kind of the best of all worlds.

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In addition to the above excellent explanation you have to consider there were (and still are) plenty of persons living off the grid and or where the only gas is propane tanks. In places like PA there is lots of coal so if you wanted to conserve on "gas" you could burn that instead.

Post# 714216 , Reply# 6   11/9/2013 at 17:59 (3,813 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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For whatever reason the majority of combination stoves around here were wood/gas.  I've never seen a wood/electric combo in person.

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