EarlH wrote:This Keeley stove wasn't in very good shape on the outside either. It would probably show better in a picture than it really was, but if it has to be re-nickeled it really doesn't matter if it's ok or not as it all has to go. They don't nickel things the same way now as they did 100 years ago so they two don't match. Some of the parts on this stove were great, but the foot rails were bad, and so was some of the knobs on the doors and the hinge pins. When it got hauled up into the attic some of that stuff got removed and then was piled up inside the stove. And the parts that they stuck into the ash pan (without dumping it) was really bad. But at least it was complete. One of the cast parts on the finial got broken and one of the spacers was rusted in half, but it's a common shape so it won't be bad to get sorted out when I get that far. It will just have to wait a few months.
I got the lower half polished and nickeled first, and then the rest of it. I took it apart and put it back together so that saved me and the guy that did the plating that much money and work. Plus my brother can weld, so he can help me put the door handles back on. Rick did a really nice job with the plating and I'm very happy with his work and turn around time. It usually takes around 6-8 weeks to get the stuff back. I also really like the small stove pipe. It really looks kind of cute coming from the stove. This one is 5" and I would guess your stove probably calls for the same.
That'd be one rugged salesman. Especially if he was a door to door salesman.dcrane wrote:grumpy wrote:Anything like this?
Fuller and Warren Stove
Nope... not even close, here is a pic looking at the side of it (It has 6 Mica doors, cast suspended firepot, cast magazine with autoload door, switches and levers and flappers and floppers and access points all over it) and its a legit baseburner that stands only 3' tall) is it a salesmens sample or something? WHERES WILLIAM!