Shackleton’s Stove

Shackleton’s stove at the Cape Royds “Nimrod” hut.

Shackleton's Stove, designed to burn anthracite coal, was the sole source of heat in the Cape Royds hut. Shackleton says in his book The Heart of the Antarctic, that the stove, once it was working properly, kept the hut 60-70 degrees warmer than the outside temperature.
Shackleton’s Stove, designed to burn anthracite coal, was the sole source of heat in the Cape Royds hut. ┬áNo that’s not a record player below the stove, it’s one of the burners for the stove top. In his book The Heart of the Antarctic, Shackleton says┬áthat the stove, once it was working properly, kept the hut 60-70 degrees warmer than the outside temperature.
At first the stove didn't work properly, the hut temperature never reached above zero degrees.
When first installed the hut temperature never reached above zero, and socks left in the oven overnight were still damp the next morning. Several pieces were installed incorrectly, and several omitted, once fixed it worked well throughout the winter.
But it was discovered that several pieces were installed incorrectly, and several omitted, once fixed it work well throughout the antarctic winter.
Each night, while everyone else slept, a watchman fed the stove and melted ice for the following day.
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