Among other items in the basement, the water-heater was unique.  This cast-iron stove stood about 3 feet in height and was perhaps a foot in diameter. It was green in color.  The double walled construction allowed water to circulate around the inner firebox.

    Fuel was a special fine crushed coal that was added with its own special scoop.  I don't remember where the supply was kept.  I had the early responsibility to add a scoopful at times to insure hot water as needed.  The ashes were removed in the usual manner.

    I was impressed that it was a separate unit from the furnace.

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