Thanks for keeping Broken Stove in mind. My mother-in-law said it was a challenge to piece because the stovepipe wandered through the blocks. We may be looking for a pattern that has had a name change, or Broken Stove might have been a regional or local name for another pattern. She was born in Tennessee.
Perhaps the challenge was in placing the stovepipe piece in the block correctly so that it would hook up to other blocks' stovepipe pieces. She didn't piece intricate designs, but worked with old patterns like the 9-patch. She mentioned the Bow Tie pattern, so she must have been familiar with piecing on the diagonal, which would be a factor in Broken Stove, wouldn't it?
I've thought and thought about this pattern, trying to imagine how it might look, but haven't sat down at the drafting table (gridded paper pad in my lap) to really come to grips with it.
Thanks for your help, I'm sure your older quilt books will surface eventually.