This listing is for a collection of twelve historical Kalamazoo Stove Company catalogs on a "Gift Quality" DVD. Covers the years from 1908 to 1942. Hundreds of pages of text, and B&W and color illustrations.
Each catalog provides a wonderful insight into the Kalamazoo product line from its early beginnings right up to the mid 1940's. Take a journey into the history of the Kalamazoo Stove Company. Of particular interest is the 1922 catalog, not only featuring the companies famous wood stoves, but a host of other home furnishings with easy payment terms to suit your budget - you could purchase vacuum, washering machines, sewing machines, living room and bedroom furniture for as little as $2.00 down.
Interestingly the company also carried its on line of Barn paint, as well as shoes and other products for everyday farm life. This catalog collection provides a wonderful read, and provides an interesting perspective of life in the early 1900's.
:: 1908 Kalamazoo Catalog
:: 1912 Kalamazoo Catalog
:: 1918 Kalamazoo Catalog
:: 1922 Kalamazoo Stove & Furnishings Catalog
:: 1926 Kalamazoo Catalog
:: 1934 Kalamazoo Catalog
:: 1935 Kalamazoo Catalog
:: 1936 Kalamazoo Catalog
:: 1937 Kalamazoo Catalog
:: 1939 Kalamazoo Catalog
:: 1940 Kalamazoo Catalog
:: 1942 Kalamazoo Catalog
:: Kalamazoo Oven Magic Recipes & Catalog
The Kalamazoo Stove Company (1902-1952) of Kalamazoo, Michigan operated with the slogan "A Kalamazoo :: Direct to You." This was one of the first manufacturing plants to deal directly with the customer instead of employing the use of retail stores.
Kalamazoo Stove produced several million stoves and furnaces over its fifty year existence, 100,000 of these in its peak production year, 1937. That year, the name was changed to Kalamazoo Stove and Furnace Company.
Among the innovations in stove design that came out of this company were the oven door window, which allowed the user to see what was being cooked without opening the door, and a thermometer mounted on the oven door.
The fact that most of their models were powered by wood or coal resulted in the company's demise in 1952, with their customer base shifting to gas and electric models offered by other companies.