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    The original Round Oak Stove was developed about 1886 and over the years many models of this stove were sold . The first stove was quite plain with an ash door that lifted off. A hinged ash pit door was added in 1887 and various other improvements and embellishments were made over the years.

    P.D. (Philo D.) Beckwith and Round Oak stove were to Dowagiac, Michigan what Henry Ford and the Model T were to Detroit. The Round Oak stove put Dowagiac, Michigan on the map. It was considered the best all-around heating stove in the world.; with a Round Oak you could have as much or as little heat as you desired and burn any kind of fuel--wood, soft coal or hard coal.

    Excerpt from "The Round Oak Stove People and other Dowagiac, Michigan personalities." Written and published by Barbara W . and Grafton H. Cook 2001

Updated 10/17/2009