Coal Heat by Stanley Schuler & Cary Hull
(This book was written for a general readership and not specifically for smiths but it does have enough interesting information on coal to warrant its inclusion in this section).
Many people are looking for alternative heat sources from oil, wood, and electricity. This book will tell them all they need to know about coal heat. Coal is cheaper in many parts of the country than other fuels.
It is safer than wood because it does not have creosote buildup, and coal is easier to handle with less work. This book tells them practical ideas and facts so that their use of coal can be safe and efficient.
In homes and small commercial buildings, coal can be used to special advantage when chosen and burned properly.
The book covers types and availability of coal, maintenance, conversion of furnaces to coal. Sections are devoted specifically to the use of coal to heat water, as space heaters, in fireplaces, and overall living conditions with coal use.