Presented in this lot is a fine quality casting Silver Royal Wood Burning Store , I believe it falls under the category of toy. Even the "experts" often times cannot agree on what constitutes a salesman sample, display model, a simple toy. This lot represents a Silver Miniature Royal Wood Burning stove, with ornate risers and detailed scroll work in a hard to find silver finish. With burner covers, bread oven with lid, internal grating & removable ash catcher. The fine quality of the casting here confirms that this is not one of those reproductions that are often passed off for the real thing. It is an exact representation of a full size stove produced in the late 1800's and into the beginning of the 20th century. It is a heavy and well detailed stove. ***** *** Weight: 6# - Measurements: 12.5 x 5.5 x 11.5 ***** I have heard some even argue that salesman sample stoves do not exist. They do. Some will call a legitimately old small stove a salesman sample, while others call it a toy, and still others call that same stove a display model or display piece that would sit in the store window. Some of the largest and most prolific makers of toy cast iron stoves were Stevens, Kenton, Hubley and a few others. Stoves with names like the Baby, Royal, Queen, were made by these toy makers, while in general stoves with names like Buck's, Charter Oak, Detroit Stove Works, or others with actual company or stove works in their names were made by or for that company. Royal American Salesman Sample / Toy Cookstove This antique salesman sample / child size Royal American Cook stove has a great look and appeal.