The Hostess stove was fitted to many Gypsy caravans towards the late 1800’as and early 1900s. It came in two sizes and was often highly decorated with gleaming Nickel doors and trivets and scarlet vitreous enamel front panel. An iron fiddle rail was common as well as tiled skirting often with scenes depicting horses. They were manufactured by the Columbian Stove and Iron Works of Smith and a Wellstood. They are now incredibly rare and sadly many caravans and vans are missing them.
If you are interested in acquiring a Hostess please do get in touch. O.J.Osborne & Co and currently in the process of providing for this forgotten stove.