Monarch Range - Lewistown MT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
N 47° 04.265 W 109° 24.835
12T E 620421 N 5214283
Quick Description: At the far northeastern corner of Lewistown, the Central Montana Museum is one of the larger museums in this part of the state. Their collection includes many examples of household appliances, implements and other apparati.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 3/21/2019 5:34:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM108KE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
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Long Description:
One of the many kitchen appliances displayed is this Monarch range, a wood or coal burning kitchen stove. Monarch stoves were manufactured by the Malleable Iron Range Company, founded in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1896 by Silas McClure and A. C. Terrell and incorporated in 1899. The company existed from 1896 to 1985, primarily producing kitchen ranges made of malleable iron, while also producing a variety of other related products. The company's primary trademark was Monarch and was often referred to as the Monarch Company or just Monarch.

In 1900 the Dauntless Stove Manufacturing Company of Omaha, Nebraska, became indebted to the Beaver Dam Malleable Iron Works for $5000 for castings ordered by Dauntless from the Iron Works. Consequently, the machinery and equipment of Dauntless was moved to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. In January, 1901, a new company was organized in Beaver Dam under the name Dauntless Manufacturing Company.

In July 1901, McClure and Terrel of the Malleable Iron Range Company of St. Louis negotiated an agreement under which they became associated with Dauntless, subsequently moving their business to Beaver Dam. In February 1902, Dauntless Manufacturing Company name was changed to the Malleable Iron Range Company.
From Wiki

The above is by way of saying that this stove was manufactured after February, 1902, as the company name on the stove reads Malleable Iron Range Co. Beaver Dam Wisconsin. A metal plate screwed to the front bears the number 4355D, either the model or serial number. Finished mostly in bare iron, the stove has porcelain finished inserts on the doors, surrounded by chromed frames. The stove has a proofing oven above the cooking surface, but no water reservoir.

Housing displays depicting cultural, business, industrial, military, agricultural and paleontological history, this is a very complete and comprehensive museum. It encompasses essentially every aspect of life and living in the central Montana area, including the age of the dinosaurs, 65,000,000 to 150,000,000 years ago, the arrival of North American Natives 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, and the arrival of European settlers, 150 years ago.

Central Montana Museum
The area’s history is chronologically portrayed beginning in the 1870’s when the area was largely unsettled and buffalo roamed the open prairies. Our museum features many photos and displays portraying the changes that resulted as many settlers from all walks of life came to this area and filed on homesteads. Also on exhibit are a variety of collections (dolls, hats, wedding dresses, fire arms, forts, fossils, historic replicas and dioramas, Indian artifacts, medical equipment and photos from St. Joseph’s Hospital, military, photos, musical instruments, and many others) and displays with interpretation featuring some of the area’s most notorious characters...

...You're most welcome to sit a spell and thumb through our extensive collections of photographs and local history books of Central Montana’s communities or view educational media in electronic format. A variety of books, memorabilia, musical CDs, videos and locally made products are for sale in the store area located near the front door.

Our displays are ever-changing as we strive to make each visit unique and memorable. We sure hope that you'll stop in and explore Central Montana's past. We'd be mighty obliged, too, if you'd encourage your friends and acquaintances to visit us as well.
From the Central Montana Museum

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Address:
408 Northeast Main Street
Lewistown, MT 59457


Website for additional information: [Web Link]

Website for Museum/Business: [Web Link]

Admission: Donation - $5.00 recommended

Business Hours:
Open Daily 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Memorial Weekend - Labor Day


Visit Instructions:
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