A coal stove with a hopper that replenishes itself from above as lower layers of fuel are consumed.


(Cookery) US a stove into which coal is automatically fed from a hopper above the fire chamber


or base′ burn`er or base′-burn`er,

a stove with a self-acting fuel hopper over the fire chamber.
[1870, Amer.]
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BASEBURNER + Breaking The Illusion + CatchIt Kebabs
Prices ranged from as little as $9 for a plain, utilitarian heater, to as much as $50 for an elaborate baseburner complete with nickel-plated ornamentation and mica panels that allowed a golden glow to escape from the flames within.
Bill and Chrissy focus on two primary types of stoves: heaters and baseburners.
Baseburners, in their day, owned only by the most affluent, were designed to be functional and showy, allowing view of the fire through mica windows on three sides.
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