Home Comfort model A1 cast iron cookstove. Manufactured by the Wrought Iron Range Company of St. Louis, Missouri circa 1924. The wood-fired stove has double-door warming ovens on its top with a vent pipe at center. The top of the cooking surface has six burner lids and two detachable side extension shelves and towel racks. Doors at the front of the stove conceal a fire box, oven, damper control, soot clean-out and warming spaces. The Wrought Iron Range Company outfitted the Women's Reformatory (Shakopee), State Hospital (St. Peter), State Asylum (Hastings), State Prison (Stillwater), Soldier's Home (Minneapolis), Minnesota Soldiers' Home and U.S. Veterans Hospital (Minnehaha), and Pipestone Indian School (Pipestone) during the 1920s.
Featured on the Minnesota Historical Society's Collections Up Close blog on August 15, 2012 (the link will not be viable until that date ).