Help ID an antique smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by kibles, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. I recently purchased an early smoker. The antique dealer said it "was a furnace" but how many furnaces have meat rack inside...  Can anyone ID the manufacture of this?

    Kibles and Smoke
  2. [​IMG]   Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a damp, overcast day in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

    Pretty neat, looks like a furnace or stove to me

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  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    If it doesn't have a side fire box it is probably a " furnace" the racks held cast iron pots and griddles that they cooked on  also could be an oven .Any markings on it anywhere?
  5. Hello and welcome.  eman is probably right here.  It probably is a furnace.  The old folks did things like that.  If you are burning fuel for heat why not use it for other purposes.  Here in England in old houses there was a water tank behind the fireplace.  The fireplace heated your water and in some homes you find a door in the chimney.  That door was used to hang hams, sausage and such.  The next step they made was that your solid fuel kitchen cooker also served as a water heater.  Keep Smokin!

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014
  6. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I agree with eman and Danny also.  Don't be discouraged though, you have a gem, it's perfect for cold smoking.  I can easily see a Smoke Daddy attached to the door and stove pipe going to a collector of some sort, try a cardboard box and go from there.  The stove will act as a heat sink cooling the smoke before it exit's.

  7. I agree with Tom, you have quite the gem on your hands. , clean it up, toss a Big Kahuna on it and what a n awesome cold smoker. it would be a centerpiece in my yard. Good Job!.

  8. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My parents grew up in Lithuania in the 1920s  and they described that same setup in the old country farmhouses. That door was on the second floor.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2014

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