Our Company History
Arthur L. Baker Enterprises was founded in 1977. Due to his concern with our dependence on foreign energy sources, combined with the high cost of energy, Art Baker invented a totally new wood stove.
Most stoves of the time period were little more than a simple box, and were little changed from the stoves used in the last century. Art had
the idea to incorporate a combination baffle system and heating chamber that would extract the maximum amount of heat from the wood... heat that was being wasted up the chimney on other stoves.
The stove that Art invented is made to produce more heat with less
fuel. The stove takes cold air from your house and circulates it through the
internal heating chamber (the hottest area in the stove); therefore, producing hot air. The baffle system keeps the stove hotter by trapping the heat for a longer period of time. The hot air is then delivered to your house through the use of a blower system. At the same time, an easy spin draft control is used to make temperature adjustments easier. With the Baker stove, you get both radiant heat and circulatory heat!
The Baker stove met with immediate success and the company was
incorporated in August of 1977. Several patents were issued on the stove design to Arthur L. Baker.
Art Baker's family now run the company, and continue to produce
a full line of finely crafted stoves. All stoves are American made in York
County, Pennsylvania. Every stove model made is tested and approved to UL standards.
Arthur L. Baker, Founder