Pope County Museum A-Z is a continuing feature of our blog. Periodically, I will highlight an item or items from our Museum collection.
Today’s item is the wood stove in our kitchen exhibit. It is all white enamel and nickel trimmed. The wood was burned in a small compartment on the left and the heat transferred to the burners and the oven. This model is particularly fancy as it has warming areas above and a water tank on the right. The tank took advantage of the heat of the oven and provided a source of hot water for cooking and cleaning.
The stove was manufactured by the Engman Matthews Range Company. It was called the Range Eternal. This one was manufactured in Goshen, Indiana. Since that factory was built in 1920, so we can assume the stove was manufactured after that date.
The stove was the property of Judith Erdahl of Starbuck, Minnesota. Donated by Judith Erdahl, Ruben and Orlean Eliason.