Heating the Old Fashioned Way

| January 2006

Minnesota couple warm up to vintage cast iron stoves

Time was, cast iron stoves were admired chiefly for the heat they generated. Today, though, collectors prize them for their beauty and charm. For Bill McCann, Eyota, Minn., it was a case of love at first sight. Introduced to the hobby while visiting a collector who had more than 40 stoves, Bill was instantly hooked. 'We were there for five hours,' he recalls. 'I just got so tied up in it. I couldn't believe the workmanship, the craftsmanship and artistry.'