Found a couple of things in my yard.

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by notaveragebear, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like an old wood stove?
     
  2. I thought so too, it is open at the top and bottom.  Asuming the wood would be loaded in the bottom but cant quite figure how the smoke would be contained if it were a smoker.  I'm thinking it could be modified.
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It's kind of cool looking!

    I'm sure you could modify it & use it as a smoker.
     
  4. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey there NABear, welcome to SMF!!!

    You might want to check out this link, about half way down the page before you touch it, you might have something very valuable, if it's the same thing there are only two know to be in existence, ...they are thought to be caboose heaters.

    http://www.highland-ohio.com/c_s_bell_company.htm

    Gene
     
  5. talan64

    talan64 Meat Mopper

    It is definitely a part from an old train, and it looks like it could be the top part of the "stove/heater" that Gene posted.

    Here is a little information about the Mogul type trains:
    http://www.steamlocomotive.com/mogul/

    Might just need to find an antique train enthusiast before you mode it too much, while it would make a cool looking smoker, you may be able to sell it and either buy the materials to build some other design, or buy a smoker outright.  I think I'd look into it before altering it.

    Just my 2¢
     
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  6. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey NABear,

    If I were you I'd put that under lock and key, ...there is one for sale on eBay for $2,450!!!

    The link I provided talks about a No 2, you have a No 1, which probably makes it more of a collectors item,   I think Talan has some good advice, you need to contact some antique train enthusiasts to find out what's it's worth, in his link there are numerous train museums listed, you might select a couple that are close to you and send them a photo.

    Gene
     
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  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Holy crap!

    What a find!
     
  8. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow for that price you can get a smoker and a very nice supply of meat to go along with it!!!  GREAT FIND!!!
     
  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That is to cool !!!!! Contact someone from the Antique Road show they will be honest with you so will the train people. Bypass local dealers...GREAT find man...and Welcome to the forum..
     
  10. bcfishman

    bcfishman Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

  11. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You must guard it now i will send help [​IMG]
     
  12. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]wow[​IMG]
     
  13. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Nice find!

    Welcome to the forum
     

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