coalnewbie wrote:Now that is a cutie, congrats on the find.
It was listed at $3k initially, then $1k... then I explained reality
(It never ceases to amaze me that people sometimes cant grasp the difference between restored "Mint State" antiques VS. "as is"), they see stoves priced at a restoration shop for $3,000 and they immediately think their stove is the same
Its getting harder and harder to find the "as is" deals for $200.00 (the work required to rebuild these things is absolutely insane to a point were the labor alone is worth thousands before you even get to a plater or foundry!)
This one interested me because it has all the detail and quality I want in such a small package (It will be more like working on my lil' Kero heaters
), I can lay all the parts on a 4x8 sheet of plywood and I can use it in a small 800 sq' house when the time comes yet I will have all the character, charm and quality of any of these works of art.
I will be able to repair the finial because of my background in welding, The castings are all fine (the firepot, magazine, grate are like brand new!), the only problem or $$$ issues will be re-plating all the nickel (Every piece that is nickeled needs to be done
) If anyone can recommend someplace on the south shore of Ma. that would be a great help!