Saturday, February 25, 2012

Accessorizing the Hearth

I've been collecting stove parts for years before we actually installed our stove. The Jotul that we use now isn't even my first.
I had a Vermont Castings on the porch for a few years that I had bought second hand then eventually resold once my then fiance now husband finally convinced me that wasn't the stove for my house. 
In the mean time I continued to be a collector of all things wood stove related.

Advertised as a mostly complete stove accessory but is it ?
I found this on ebay, @ that time I had no clue how I would ever afford to install a stove but I knew I needed this. I just really really needed this.
I also knew that it had become a one of a kind piece. I bit the bullet and bought it for my as yet un-acquired wood stove for around $50. Then stored it the attic of my house for the next ten years only to be forgotten time & time again until a few days ago.

Clearly it's a ?
Demmler Bros. Pittsburg, Pa. Patented Apr. 20, 1869. Rare to find one with the adjustable stove collar, spine, and adjustable stops. Trivets & stops are cast iron. The spine is metal. Could use a good rub down with stove polish not to mention the Jotul. 

Placed in front of the chimney pipe for photo opp. 
An antique chimney shelf, what every box style stove needs.
After husband made the final placement behind the stove pipe he used a 7" stainless steel hose clamp from the plumbing supply to fasten it around the pipe. 
He promised to keep an eye out of another fastening option in black.

Off grid coffee cup warmer.
The trivets become good & warm never hot despite almost touching the stove pipe. Besides keeping my cup warm the trivets are great for warming mittens and stoppenfloppers.

Forget towel warmers the ultimate in luxurious comfort is a heated stopenflopper.

~~ pelenaka ~~


  1. I am completely jealous of that thing! Cool! (Now adding to my list of stuff I'm always on the lookout for.)

    1. There was a recently completed ebay auction for just two trivets but I bet a wandering around a hardware store would prove productive for missing parts.

  2. That is really neat. I imagine they could be used to keep food warm as well. Could black BBQ paint be used to spray paint the clamp?

    1. That was my first thought but Woods said no ... stove polish. I kept a small saucepot warm by having it touch the stove pipe when I placed it on a trivet.


Thanks, good to know there are other's with this interest