Prentiss Wabers Model No. 5

Discussion in 'Prentiss Wabers (Preway)' started by idahostoveguy, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. idahostoveguy

    Jun 15, 2009
    This is a Prentiss Wabers Model No. 5. This stove is heavy. It's got an extra weird lid and a cast iron grate, along with the cast iron double burner. No shortage of heavy metal in this one.

    At first I thought this one was an oven, but after opening the lid, I figured out it has an extra fancy lid - wind screen - table setup. You can't lay the lid back unless you put down the supports in the back.


    Unfortunately, the generator is split on this one, which is how I found it. That's okay, I like a fettling challenge. It shouldn't be too hard to fix or replace. I could probably just silbraze it and it will be fine. I have a replacement for it, just don't want to use it if I don't have to.

    It has been painted a weird silver color, which will be coming off later, when I get to fettling this little beast. Just wanted to put this into the gallery, just in case I don't ever get to it, health reasons aside.

    This one is like mid 1920s, considering it has a tank similar to those of the 1920s and burner similar to those like the No. 9 and No. 8, and case dimensions match those of the No. 4. The riveted tank is another clue as well.

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  2. snwcmpr

    snwcmpr Subscriber

    Nov 16, 2011
    North Carolina
    Really nice details Sam.
    Ken in NC
  3. taylorman

    Nov 10, 2017
    I'm new to these stoves...but I think I have this same stove, badged as a " Lakeside No.1 Montgomery Wards