This Old Erie House
By Linda Martin Community Blogger
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Posted: April 2nd, 2010
Eriez Stoves

I posted about my Eriez Stove a few years ago in my personal blog. I couldn’t find much about it and I had people emailing me asking me how much I thought their stoves were worth. I had no idea! I wondered the same thing about mine.

I’m making a page in the sidebar for Eriez Stoves and I hope anyone searching the web will stumble upon it and provide their photos and information regarding Eriez Stoves.

Mine came down through the family. I loved it in front of the fireplace but with our new configuration of the furniture, that spot is reserved for the flat-screen TV (when we do get one some day.) I moved it in front of the window in the dining room and will most likely put a potted fern on top of it. Even though there isn’t a great place to put it right now, I love the stove and am going to keep it.
This is what my Eriez stove looks like. (Continued after photo.)


Mine is a gas heating stove. It had been converted to have a red electric light inside to look like it was operating. I have since removed that so I can put candles in it. From the research I’ve done it seems Eriez Stoves sold mostly cooking ranges in the later years. They sold their buildings to the Marx toy company in 1936. I have an account with newspaperarchive.com and have found some sketches of some Eriez stoves in some old ads but really no information. If you have an Eriez stove, range or radiator and wouldn’t mind sharing a photo, please email me and I’ll post it on the Eriez Stoves page. Any additional information would be nice, too. I can’t advertise it for sale or give you an appraisal. I just want to have a central place to compare photos but can give contact information for those providing photos if they want.

Here are a few links to information regarding the Eriez Stove Manufacturing in Erie. I’m guessing any Eriez stove would have been made prior to the date of sale, 1936, to the Marx company. However, I read somewhere that they had opened a base of operations or warehouse in the Los Angeles area at some point so I don’t know if that kept operating or not.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1933-Eriez-Gas-Range-Stove-folder-Erie-PA-/390168307003
pamphlet showing Eriez gas ranges (an ebay item, the link may not be good for long.) Scroll down towards the bottom to see the photos.

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/1801770.pdf
an application for patent on a new model of Eriez stove 1931.

http://www.marxmuseum.com/home/marxhistory.html
1936 Eriez Stove Co. buildings bought by Marx.

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Comments
9 Responses to “Eriez Stoves”
  1. Tanya says:

    I have the exact same stove. It used to be in my great grandparents house. My father since brought it to his home and now I have it. Any idea on how much they are worth? Mine still works; needs to be cleaned up.

    Regards & Thanks,
    Tanya

  2. Linda says:

    Thanks for your comment, Tanya. I don’t know how much they are worth or how many are out there yet but they are pretty stoves!

  3. Art Kaplan says:

    What does number plate, (at top of rear leg), represent?
    Were each of the stoves numbered??
    Would appreciate any info.
    Thanks,
    Art Kaplan

  4. Linda says:

    Hi, Art, thanks for your comment. After receiving your comment and went down and turned my stove around to take a look. I had never noticed that before. In large, about 2 1/2 inch size decorative letters, above the one leg says NO. and above the other leg, mine says 14 in the same fancy font. I don’t know what it means except I suspect it is the model number of my stove or even less likely the year. Anybody? Anybody?

  5. Allan says:

    My Erie 3 burner stove w/ oven says NO 54. I am also unsure what the number means. I got the stove in Passadena, California. I’ll try to send a pic soon.

  6. Joan Middleton says:

    My grandfather, Joesph Nason, owned Eriez Stove and Manufacturing. I know that his company failed during the depression and he passed away in his 50′s in (I believe) 1935. Beyond that I know very little about him as I was not born until several years later. I would love to know more about the company. The pictures have been fun to see.

  7. Linda says:

    I’ll use this information and see what I can come up with. Thank you for your information. So far my research has come across Joseph Nason
    that came from England and brought steam heat to America. He even put it in the White House for the first time. This was in the early to mid 1800′s so it can’t be the same Joseph Nason but perhaps a relative or even his father. I’ll keep looking!

  8. Tom Herwer says:

    I own a Eriez gas Radiator, I don’t have alot of information about it. I was researching the web when I found your site. Where can I send you a photo of the radiator.

  9. Linda says:

    I don’t know much about Eriez radiators. I have come across some old ads in early newspapers and I have read some of the history of radiators. Eriez had a major part in bringing them over from Britain in the early days. I have hit a dead end on information, though. I don’t know how collectible they’d be but they sure look neat. You can email me with your photos and I will post them on the Eriez page (see pages in the right side bar of my blog.) Let me know if you want your email and/or name posted with your photos so people could contact you if you want. I cannot list items for sale but I will post the photos so we can get a collection of these old Eriez heaters, radiators and stoves.
    Email to linda.thisolderiehouse at gmail.com