Congratulations Pierre !! That insert is a BEAUTY !! What a find.. it looks like it's new, never used.. We need MANY more photos.. Like one of the grates? Do they even have any ash on them?
A pic of the ashpan door open, and ashpan.. Is the area around or on each side of the ashpan heated?? I don't see any lower 'base' to be heated, and it's
on the floor anyway, no need to heat the bricks under the stove..
But look at all the vents, panels, passageways etc on the sides and back of the stove !!
WOW, this stove is complicated !!
And the two levers you show in the picture of the patented 1870 casting.. what's the second lever on the left??
This is going to be fun.. are you going to disassemble it and take photos and make drawings of all the passageways, doors, vents, and hidden ducts
in the stove ?? I sure hope so !!
Would you measure from the floor to the top of the flue exit? I'm wondering if this stove would fit in a 15-16" high opening,, it looks like about 34-35"
Great find !!