Q: We have a Cheerful Oak stove made by Channon-Emery Stove Co. It’s stamped with the number 1900, which may be the year of manufacture. Can you give us an idea of the stove’s value? It’s not in good condition.
A: The Channon-Emery Stove Co. was founded in about 1880 by Joseph Emery and William Channon. The company, located in Quincy, Ill., manufactured various types of heating and cooking stoves and ranges. The Cheerful Oak model is listed as a “heater” in an 1895 issue of “The Metal Worker,” a trade journal. The Cheerful Oak was made in three sizes and was designed to burn wood or coal. Your stove, if in poor condition, would sell for about $300.