"What are you talking about smells? I believe this Plymouth is in daily use. There is a thread about it from last year."
Antique cast iron stoves have in inherent problem of not being able to remain air tight unless you have reconditioned it, base burners in particular have a design in which the gases do not flow up and out the stove but rather up down around and back up... this allows for the potential of smells in a way that a solid welded stove does not.
Hope that helps explain it somewhat.