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wooden ware

Kitchen Table; Wash Bench; Wash Tubs, (three sizes); Wash Board; Skirt Board; Bosom Board; Bread Board; Towel Roll; Potatoe Masher; Wooden Spoons; Clothes Stick; Flour Barrel Cover; Flour Sieve; Chopping Bowl; Soap Bowl; Pails; Lemon Squeezer; Clothes Wringer; Clothes Bars; Clothes Pins; Clothes Basket; Mop; Wood Boxes, (nests).

tin ware

One Boiler for Clothes; one Boiler— for Ham; one Bread Pan; two Dish Pans; one Preserving Pan; four Milk Pans; two Quart Basins; two Pint Basins; two quart covered Tin Pails; one four-quart covered Tin Pail; Sauce Pans with covers, two sizes; two Tin Cups with handles; four Jelly Moulds, (half-pint); two Pint Moulds for rice, blanc-mange, etc.; one Skimmer; two Dippers, different sizes; two Funnels, (one for jug and one for cruets); one quart measure, also, pint, half-pint and gill measures, (they should be broad and low as they are more easily kept clean); three Scoops; Bread Pans; two round Jelly Cake Pans, and two long Pie Pans; One Coffee Pot; one Tea Steeper; one Colander; one Steamer; one Horse Radish Grater; one Nutmeg Grater; one small Salt Sieve; one Hair Sieve for straining jelly; one Dover’s Egg Beater; One Cake Turner; one Cake Cutter; one Apple Corer; one Potato Cutter; one dozen Muffin Rings; one Soap Shaker; Ice Filter; Flour Dredge; Tea Canister; Coffee Canister; Cake, Bread, Cracker, and Cheese Boxes; Crumb Tray; Dust Pant.

iron ware

Range; one Pot with steamer to fit; one Soup Kettle; Preserving Kettle (porcelain); Tea Kettle; large and small Frying Pans; Dripping Pans; Gem Pans; Iron Spoons of different sizes; one Gridiron; one Griddle; one Waffle Iron; Toasting Rack; Meat Fork; Jagging Iron; Can Opener; Coffee Mill; Flat Irons; Hammer; Tack Hammer; Screw Driver; Ice Pick.

stone ware

Crocks of various sizes; Bowls holding six quarts, four quarts, two quarts, and pint bowls; six Earthen Baking Dishes, different sizes.


Table Brush; two Dust Brushes; two Scrub Brushes; one Blacking Brush for stove; Shoe Brush; Hearth Brush; Brooms.

the home cook book, published 1877, p. 48-49


The following are from Every-day Cookery, Table Talk, and Hints for the Laundry by Juliet Corson. published 1884

a. & w. stove no. 2

With NEW Sad-Heater Attachment. The No. 2 Sad-Heater holds 3 irons by placing one on top. No. 3 attachment is larger. The sad-irons rest on a cast plate, which protects their face from the moist heat, and from smoke if flame is turned too high.

a. & w. stove, no. 2

With Removable Extension Top and Oven.

a. & w. heating stoves.

No. 20.                                        No. 30.

For Heating Purposes Only. Can be converted into Cook Stoves by the addition of Cook Drums.

No. 20 will heat a room 10 x 12 feet comfortably in the coldest weather. Top is adjustable, so that a kettle of water may be heated quickly. Requires No. 2 Cook Drum to convert into a cook stove. _Dimensions-Base, 10 x 10 inches; height, 24 inches. Holds two quarts oil; will burn eight to ten hours.

No. 30. More elaborate in design and finish, and much greater heating capacity than our No. 20. The most powerful Oil Heating. Stove made. As in our No. 20, top may be removed and water heated. Dimensions-Base,11 x 14X inches; height, 30 inches. Holds about six quarts oil, which will burn fifteen to eighteen hours. Requires No. 3 Cook Drum to convert into a cook stove.

the wire-gauze wick pockets.

Used in the A. & W. Stoves only, and on the same principle as the Sir Humphrey Davy Safety Lamp, making the Stove absolutely non-explosive, are attached INSIDE the reservoir, directly beneath the wick tubes. With a small pocket of same material around and inside the place for filling, it is impossible for a flame to communicate with the oil or gas inside the reservoir; therefore there can be no explosion.

a. & w. steam cooker.

Size, 10 x 10, three 8-qt. pans, which are made to slide out. Flat or pit copper bottom. For use on any Oil, Gas, Gasoline, Coal Stove or Range. Cooking by steam, the best and purest heat known for the purpose; saves time, space, labor and fuel. Cooks four or five different articles at the same time without.imparting the flavor of any to the other. Cabbage, onions, or fish may be cooked at the same time with rice, custard, etc., and none will in the least taste of the other. Cooks meat, fowls, etc., perfectly tender in much less time than in the usual way, besides retaining all their juices. Rice, corn starch, oat meal, milk, pudding, etc., cooked with no possibility of burning. Keeps food hot and perfectly fresh for hours without spoiling its flavor or drying it up.

the handy cooker

For use on any Oil, Gas, Gasoline, Coal Stove or Range. Size, 10x10, four 8-pt. pails. Made either flat or pit copper bottom. As shown by cut, four small pans or pails provided with short legs are made to stand inside the large vessel, sufficient-space being allowed for water under and around them to cook food quickly and without danger of burning

a. & w. monarch “a” stove, 1883 (oil).

Lamps removable by sliding out. Boiling and baking done at the same time and with the same heat, as in Monarch “A,” 1884. Oven not removable. The Warming Closet an important feature.

This Stove was a great success in 1883.

sectional view of a. & w. monarch “a,” stove.1883.

The course of the heat, as shown by arrows, is first under the vessels, then into the oven, where it circulates freely, escaping finally through the passage at back of oven.

The Monarch “A, 1884, is made with Removable Oven.

a. & w. monarch “a,” 1884 (oil).


Mounted on Stand with Castors. Entire Stove, except Oven and Warming Closet, made in open work cast iron. Oven removable. Stove interchangeable with gasoline and gas. Side and front bracket shelves are simply hooked on, and may be removed in an instant. The Warming Closet and Sliding Lamps are important features.

There is no other Oil Stove made on which such a variety or amount of cooking can be done at one and the same time. It will do as much work in a specified time as any six-burner Stove made.

For other illustrations of this Stove, see pages 17, 18 and 19.

For illustrations showing Monarch “A” changed into Gasoline Stove No. 40, see pages 26, 27 and 28, and to Gas Stove No. 58, pages 82 and 88.

a.& w. monarch “a” 1884 (oil).


The Oven may be placed directly over the lamps if desired, but when placed at the back, as shown on pages 16 and 19, will bake or roast to perfection.

When the Oven is not used, the rear holes receive heat enough to boil water.

a. & w. monarch “a,” 1884 (oil), and oven.


As shown in cut, the Monarch “A” is complete without the stand, and may be placed on a box or table. The stand is secured to the stove by means of four little bolts, and is readily removed or attached.

a. & w. monarch “c” (oil)


With Patent Top and Sliding Covers, adjusted for three vessels. Direct heat under middle one, over which the oven may be placed if desired.

The Lamp slides out, and is complete in itself.

a. & w. monarch “c” (oil).


With Patent Top, sliding covers drawn out, making a four-holed top. By simply removing the center piece and sliding the end covers together, a hole is formed in the center for direct heat. (See other cuts.) These sliding covers are so arranged that they cannot fall off or tip.

By leaving the sliding covers drawn out, when the center piece is removed, an ordinary No. 8 Wash Boiler (pit or flat bottom) will fit directly over the flames.

a. & w. monarch “c” (oil) and oven.


The side shelves are simply hooked on and may be removed at pleasure.

For other illustrations of this stove, see pages 20 and 21. For cuts showing the Monarch “C” changed to Gasoline Stove No. 41, see pages 23, 24 and 25.

a. & w. monarch no. 41 (gasoline) and oven.


The only Gasoline Stove having an Extension Top. All surplus heat is utilized, giving to our Two-Burner Stove greater capacity than any Three-Burner stove made, and at a saving of 33 1/3% in fuel.

Attachments same as for Monarch “C” and used in same manner. See page 22. For other illustrations of the No. 41 Gasoline Stove, see pages 24 and 25.

a. & w. gasoline stove no. 42. with a. & w. gasoline burners.

Back and end shelf adjustable. Each Stove adapted for an extra Burner, thus readily converting it into a four-hole Stove when desired.