Esse Autovector Stove with electric fire Esse Autovector Stove with electric fire 1950s Cast Iron Stove

Esse Autovector Stove with electric fire


An Esse Autovector stove, made in the Esse factory at bonnybridge in Scotland.

It is a great example of 1950s / 1960s design,and very well engineered.

The stove is made from cast iron, enamelled in a brown lustre enamel, which has a pronounced purple tint.

It is very unusual in that it has a small lift-out electric fire that was meant to be used if you didn't wish to light a real fire.

The electric fire , because of its poor guard, would no longer be allowed to be used as a working fire, but the main solid fuel stove is very servicable and should give many years good service.

The stove is primarily designed to burn anthracite, but would burn modern smokeless fuels equally well.

The stove is fitted with an external grate riddling system, and also features a thermostatically controlled air inlet valve that allows you to set the room temperature to some extent. This seems to be in full working order and is a feature that many more modern stoves lack.

The steel mesh top to the stove lifts to allow top feeding of this stove. The stove is designed to be able to be run continously for long periods, making it a practical main source of heating for a room.

Condition:VERY GOOD


  • Size
  • Overall Width
    23 inches ( cm)
  • Overall Height
    25 inches ( cm)
  • Overall Depth
    12 inches ( cm)
  • Flue Width
    inches ( cm)
  • Flue Height
    5 inches ( cm)
  • Heat output up to 5 kW