It was being used in a garage before we rescued it but we were too late to keep it from suffering any damage:/. One piece of the mica in the front windows is loose.
That is not bad nor a major fix. It can just be a pain to find the mica but I did and it will come with the stove. It is rock that is as thin as paper and I do have a new piece of mica that will go with it but don't want to fix it before it gets moved. However on the left side there is a crack. The crack does not run the width but until that is fixed I would not use it to burn wood.
There are a variety of ways you can repair. One would be to have it welded. I know here in Duluth there are a few companies w welders who can weld cast iron. You can also use an epoxy repair specially designed for wood stoves and cast iron. Or there is a sealant also designed for wood stoves and finally there is a a product I believe is called castalloy sp?
There are quite a few ways to fix depending on what you want to use it for. YouTube has a lot of instructional videos and this stove you can easily see where all the parts bold together for easy disassembly so you would not need to bring in the whole stove if you decided to take in to have it welded or to repair yourself.See all pictures for more details- a picture is worth a thousand words! Any questions please don't hesitate to ask! The item "1800's Ornate Merit Peninsular No 17 Wood Stove Woodstove 19th Century" is in sale since Friday, May 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Cookware\Cast Iron".
The seller is "13motleycoo" and is located in Duluth, Minnesota. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.