History that is available on the internet:
1905- The two brothers W.H Martin and Charles Martin founded King Stove & Range Co in Sheffield, AL. They made coal and wood heaters, cooking stoves, and ranges.
1918 – The Martins purchase a failing foundry just across the river from Sheffield, AL. They acquired this business and incorporated it as Martin Stove and Range Co, a separate business from King Stove and Range. In addition to making coal and wood stoves, they produced hollow ware, iron skillets, and clothes pressing irons known as “sad” irons.