This weekend they had the annual flea market at the Benton Co. Fairgrounds

I noticed this cool piece of vintage cast iron awesomeness! The gentleman running the booth claimed it was from his grandmother, he thought it was a hand warmer or camp stove.The markings say it was made in 1889!

greg delange
greg delange

Turns out it is a heater/stove....But due to the ornate designs on the front door it leads me to believe it was mostly a SAD HEATER (used to heat up a cast iron IRON!!)

I'm sticking with a camping heater....all-n-all a great find.