nortcan wrote:Very nice find William.
What is the fire pot size?
Can you explain how it works: I mean we see just one front loading door located up on the stove?
SteveZee wrote:What a labor of Love William! That's all I can call that kind of effort. I think you meant Pittsfield, Mass? I know the area well as I grew up just down the road in Lenox. While it does look rough, I'll bet it's going to be an amazing transition back to working heater! Incredible the newspaper bit from 1948 (The year my Mom graduated from Pittfield High!) which was probably how long since that stoves was last used. I told her about the 5 course Lobstah for less then $2 and she got a laugh out of that!
When I found my Herald down in Portland, Maine, it too was stuffed full of ash. As I drove away I could see a cloud of ash billowing out the back of the truck bed. Wouldn't have wanted to be following be for a few miles!
The thing about that stove is that it's a Base Burner and as stated, it's rare to find them in that large a size. That thing was probably replaced by a boiler back in the day. You can see that it had no windows and was fired in a basement to heat a whole house.
Can't wait to see how it comes out.
dlj wrote:Goodness, what are you going to do with that stove William? You building an un-insulated barn or something? That stove would make your house a walk in sauna....
echos67 wrote:Any update on your stove William ?