I'm new here so ..... kindly bear w/ me.
A week ago I purchased a stove from the 82 yr old grandson of the stoves original purchaser. Please see the attached photo's.
I'd like to find out all about it, especially a couple of things:
1. is it dual fuel?
2. did it originally have nickel plating?
3. what should the grate (system) look like & with a little bit of prayer, are there any plans or parts out there?
4. it's age, etc?
According to the seller, it's all original except for the fire box grate(system).
Markings: The fineal (sp?) has the word "Stewart" on it; the fire box door, "Champion Oak"; the ash door, "16"; top front of the ash box, "Fuller Warren, Troy, NY".
The reason I say grate system ....
The seller still has 2 screw like objects, approx 10" long x 1.5in diameter. He kept them because he wasn't sure if they were apart of the wood burning kitchen stove he's selling.... but he'd give them to me if I find out they're needed, along w/ a handle or 2. I only thought it might be a duel fuel because of these screws .... as my memory serves me, they look like they could be apart of grate system.
He said they'd used the stove last, as a heater for a "tent cabin" in the Adirondacks, before the state decided not to allow that semi-permanent structures & it's been sitting in his garage since (+ 3 decades).
I plan on using it in my new barn on the main floor, as the primary heat source on those rare occasions when I'll need it. It doesn't need to be pretty, as few will see it, except next January when my lady & I get married in the barn.
I plan on dis-assembling it, cleaning it up, fix the grate system (if possible), getting it nickel plated (if $ practical) and using it.
The photos are of the front (obvious), the side, the firebox w/ replacement grate & inside the ash door looking at the bottom of the replacement grate w/ what looks like brackets that hold the "screws", I mentioned earlier.
Thank you in advance, for ANY & ALL clues & info. Good Health & Happy Holidays.