Coal Ball Stove 煤球炉
This was the earliest stove we used. We also used coal cake stove, alcohol stove and electricity stove before gas appeared in our life. It was replaced when I was about 4 or 5 years old.
I can't recall all the details about it, so I called my Mom up and got a lot of information. My Mom asked to be the 2nd author of this series....
Coal balls look like this.
Burning a coal ball stove could create a lot of smoke and ashes.