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Antique Oil Heater?

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired' started by hickok45, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. hickok45

    hickok45 Millennium Member

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    Oct 17, 1999
    Hey, I'm not really peddling this thing, although I'd be willing to sell it, I suppose. I just can't find anybody who has seen one, though I haven't looked that hard.

    It's made by A.C. Barler's Manufacturing Co. in Chicago. It also has the brand IDEAL on the lower front. IT's hard to read in the attached picture. The relief text above the fire window reads "Barler's Ideal Oil Heater." Under the winder there is a "No. 6 "

    The top tilts back and there's this really cool brass tank and burner. I've had it for almost 30 years, just sitting on the fireplace. The thing is fairly heavy with lots of real iron in it. It's absolutely nothing like the typical old kerosene heater you see like this.

    Please check the pic and tell me what you think, or if you know of a reference I could check out. The quality and workmanship in this thing is wonderful. I wouldn't be surprised to learn it's worth $150.00 or that it's worth $2000.00. Cool piece.