Posted by: gingercreekstoves | February 13, 2011

New Globe Hot Blast

The New Globe Hot Blast No. 718 is still a marvel of thermodynamic engineering, even though its design is at least 100 years old.  Probably at least 110 years old,  as of this writing in 2011.

New Globe Hot Blast No. 718

New Globe Hot Blast No. 718

Made by The Globe Stove & Range Co., of  Kokomo, Indiana,  circa 1900 -1910, the New Globe Hot Blast is an exemplary heating stove, for any era, and also very handsomely designed.

Standing 70″  high, it is a commanding presence, and even more so when it is fired up, with the fire visible through its eight mica windows, and reflected on the upper reflector and two side wing reflectors.

It is certainly capable of heating a large area.  In its past, it may have been used to heat a church or meeting hall, and today,  it would be an excellent heater for an open concept home with a high ceiling, or a large recreation room.

There have been some questions about understanding the ‘hot blast’ feature of this stove.  Here is a picture of the interior of the New Globe Hot Blast:

Interior of New Globe Hot Blast

Interior of New Globe Hot Blast

While you can’t see the hot blast fire holes in this picture, you can get an idea of how the fire pot is supposed to be.

The wall there is the interior wall of the fire pot, with the grates below it.  Of course it was originally intended for use with coal, and burning it efficiently. In the original advertisement, the New Globe Hot Blast is said to be much more efficient than the Globe Hot Blast, as it “has been subjected to over eight thousand rigid and severe ..tests..and was proclaimed the victor in each and every instance.”

New Globe Hot Blast_firepot

New Globe Hot Blast_firepot

Here you can see the holes in the fire pot where the extra hot blast air comes through to enhance the fire.

The original ad says:  “We claim that our new heater will burn any kind of fuel more economically, will consume the smoke and soot more completely, will heat the base, floor and room more thoroughly, and will hold fire just as long as any heater ever made”

And, here is the special ‘hot blast door draft’  to open in order to engage the hot blast feature:

The Hot Blast Draft Door

Hot Blast Draft Door

Hot Blast Draft Door

This is the special door which opens by a lever to the right.

As you can see, it says right on the door, “Pull the lever to open hot blast draft”.

The original ad says:  It can be operated by a novice with better results than the old-type stove can be operated by an expert with his bound volume of rules for operation.”

The Hot Blast Draft Door, open

Hot Blast Door Open

Hot Blast Door Open

Here, you can see the door opened by the crank lever. There are several notches on the lever to allow more or less air into the intake draft.

When opened, the air goes directly into the double-walled fire pot, and feeds in around the inside of the fire pot, directly to the fuel.

It is sort of like having an automatic interior set of bellows fanning the fuel, and without any smoke or soot coming through, outside of the stove at all.  It burns the fuel as completely as possible, meaning that your heat is staying in the stove and radiating into the room,  and not creating smoke going up the chimney, and the fuel is completely and efficiently used,  and not left half burned.

New Globe Hot Blast

New Globe Hot Blast

The New Globe Hot Blast was offered in two different versions.

With a Steel Jacket and with a Cast Jacket.

It was also offered in several different sizes, from a 14″  fire pot, to a 20″ fire pot.

The weight of the stove from smallest to largest went from 210 lbs. to 470 lbs.

They usually transported these stoves by horse and wagon. (off the railroad)

(And, we thought the USPS and UPS was bad enough, right?  : )

Well, the stoves got there, and were used.  Glad there are some left for us to appreciate!

Nothing like this is being made today.  And, it is a gift from our collective ancestry in this great nation of ours to still have some of these wonderful stoves to be restored and employed as they were meant to be.

Once restored authentically,  these stoves  are in original working condition for the next 100 years.  What a legacy!  And a truly great heirloom to give to posterity.

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Responses

  1. I am restoring a hot blast 716…do you have any parts?

    • Interesting that you have found a 716 New Globe Hot Blast. We don’t have any parts for that stove, but if we run across a 716, or parts for it we will let you know.

  2. I have a New Globe Hot Blast Number 716. It does need restored. We use it in our garage but we want something more efficient. How much should we ask for something like this?

  3. I HAVE A NUBIAN HOT BLAST, VERY GOOD CONDITION. WONDER WHAT IT IS WORTH, WANTED TO RESTORE IT BUT NEVER FOUND THE TIME. TOM

    • There are thousands of makes and models of antique stoves, and each one is different. The value of an antique stove is based on its age, condition, rarity, aesthetic appeal, and in the end is, to a large degree, subjective. Without seeing a stove in person, it is difficult to determine a value. There is a lot that can be seen in person that may not show up in a photo or a description. Un-restored stoves are generally not worth as much as properly restored stoves, because people like to buy a stove they know is safe to use, and because it is expensive to restore them properly. We are not currently offering research and evaluations, or appraisals, but we do have a page on our website entitled ‘Research and Restoration’ http://www.gingercreekstoves.com/Research_and_restoration.html , that gives tips on how to research your own antique stove. Other online restorers do offer appraisals. Hope that is helpful.

  4. This is a beautiful piece of our past. What is it worth today?

  5. Hi, I have one of these stoves and it has been restored once by my father in-law and was so beautiful and then it was given to me after it had sat in the garage for over 15 years. Someone told me to use Naval Jelly Rust Dissolver to clean the rust off this stove. However I don’t want to ruin it can you give me some help on this?

    • We have always used sandblasting to restore antique stoves. Some people use wire brushing, which is ok, too. You could probably use a solvent, like Naval Jelly Rust Dissolver to get the rust off, but, if the stove was stored in a damp place for 15 years, then rust has probably settled into the seams of the stove. Then, it would need to be disassembled, to get the rust out of the seams, and each part be sandblasted or wire brushed, then painted with high heat stove paint, reassembled, and the seams re-sealed with high heat stove cement in each seam between the parts, and put together again with new hardware, since the bolts or screws are probably rusted, too.
      Regular maintenance such as that should be done about every 15 to 20 years, anyway. And, if it was previously restored, but then kept in a place where it built up a lot of rust, it would need a total restoration to be safe to use again.
      As far as whether the Naval Jelly Rust Dissolver would harm the parts, we don’t know, because we’ve never used it. I don’t know how the re-painting would go, after that treatment, either.
      If anyone else has specific experience with that method, then, of course, we would appreciate further comments about it.

  6. How do you find out what series of Nubian upright stove you have? I purchased from an auction and I am not sure where to look. Thank you!!!!

    • The first place to look would probably be on the stove itself, to whatever is written on the exterior of the stove. Generally stoves will have a name and a number. The name refers to the model, and the number usually to the size of the firepot. Sometimes the number will refer to a model, though, it depends on the manufacturer. For stoves that were produced in a series, there will tend to be a letter before or after the number. The earlier in the alphabet the letter is, would be the earlier series, etc. So, it also depends on when the manufacturer started their business, as to the dates of their particular series letters.

      The best way to research what series a particular stove is, would be to find its advertisement in an original catalog of the manufacturer, where they like to explain the improvements of one model over another. I’m not sure if Nubian stoves were made in a series or not. It can be difficult finding antique stove catalogs, and stoves earlier than 1880 would probably not have been advertised in a catalog. Sometimes the historical society of the city or town where the manufacturer was located will have archives of their catalogs. On our website, gingercreekstoves dot com, we give lots of tips on how to research an antique stove on the page called ‘Research and Restoration’.
      If you are looking for the series of the stove in order to date its design or manufacture, you might want to consider getting an appraisal, which would give a date of the style of the particular stove.


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