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February 11, 2016

Q. I have a very old cast iron cook stove it was made in Chattanooga Tennessee. I have searched over and over for pictures like my stove and can't find any at all. But I am wondering is there a place that sales cast iron replacement parts for antique cook stove I only need to pieces and rather not have it brazed cause last time someone tried to braze it wasn't done right. So would rather find the replacement parts for the stove.

Anne Davidson-Lamb
- Hilham, Tennessee, united States of America

Grates for Home Comfort Wood Cookstove (cream and green)

April 29, 2016

Q. I own a beautiful green and cream Home Comfort Wood Cookstove; ? of model but looks like AE1927. The stove has some broken side grates and I need replacement grates for these. I would appreciate any help in locating these grates. Thank you very much,

Carolyn C [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
owner of beautiful stove - Pembroke, Virginia USA

April 2016

Readers: If you want this thread to be more than just a place to add another unanswered question to a long list, be the change you'd like to see!

The editors can help with some of the metal finishing questions, but no wood stove historians are standing by in the wings; there are only hundreds of other readers with similar questions. You'll have to post what you know and engage in a dialog, to help build a helpful resource if that's what you want :-)

If you want a free website with people standing by to help you out unilaterally, that approach doesn't seem to be working :-(


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September 9, 2016

Q. I purchased a Kalamazoo Presidential coal/wood cook stove. Does anyone have an installation manual or advice as to a thru the wall installation?

jean Smith
- Shunk, Pennsylvania USA

December 19, 2016

I am looking for parts for a Jewel Enterprise wood burning cook stove. Where can I find parts??

Edwin Dixon
UAB - Cullman, Alabama USA

December 28, 2016

Q. I have found a Moore's Bro. Cook stove. It is in bad condition. It's cream/green porcelain or enamel. It would be beautiful and I would love it if I knew I could repair it. Anyone have any info. On this stove?

Marlene Tackett
Hobbist/user - Morehead, Kentucky

January 9, 2017

A. Homestead Vintage Stove Company has many hard to find parts for these antique wood ranges: Monarch, Majestic, Home Comfort, Cribben & Sexton Universal, and a few others.

Rex Bakel
Homestead Vintage Stove Company - Centralia, Washington USA

January 25, 2017

Q. I have old wood parlor stove each piece is marked Glen w p 1903,1903 5 1903 2 3 etc. I am not having lot of luck figuring out how to assemble all the parts or if it is a remanufactured piece or a nice find. Please help.

Harold J Caudill
- Goshen Indiana USA

April 5, 2017

Q. Does anyone know where to gets parts for a antique stove it's a madador need wood grate and porcelain squares for the warmer box on top shelf. Also porcelain piece for left side door. Help. Thanks

Roberta Padilla
- Bernalillo, New Mexico USA

April 2017

A. Hi Roberta. Dave B suggested in 2006 going to any local foundry for the cast iron parts. Erica D reinforced this on January 11, 2008 by saying that people with parts on hand generally don't want to sell them because they want to sell a whole stove. I mentioned two possible sources of parts on October 29, 2013, and three more possible places in April 2015, and Rex Bakel mentioned yet another on January 9, 2017 :-)

Please contact a couple of them and tell your fellow stove owners what these places said about your parts.


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April 15, 2017

Q. I have recently come into possession of a Martin Stove & Range "Junior" no 7-14 A stove. It is missing a few parts unfortunately. Can I replace the firebox grate with a steel one? I don't want to run the risk of it expanding and damaging the stove, but it will be much easier to get one made out of steel since I don't have a mold. Thanks.

Glen Buss
- Roy, Utah, USA

April 2017

A. Hi Glen. The coefficient of expansion of steel is only 5-10% higher than that of cast iron. I wouldn't foresee any issues with any drop-in parts.


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May 3, 2017

Q. Hi I just scored a beautiful Monarch Cook Stove and need to restore it. So I have 2 questions. One how do I remove the shaker grate from the stove? I can't find any manuals, free or to purchase. And second, the shaker grate is a little warped; it still rotates but is a little janky. Should I replace it and where should I get one. I've heard there are places that do new casts of them. Any ideas anyone. It would be much appreciated. Thank you for any wisdom you can throw my way.

Katina Emrick
- Grants Pass, Oregon

October 16, 2017

Q. Have a Quick Meal wood stove and need a top for it . It is the one that goes over the fire box It's 11 1/4 x 23 1/4 Has 2 holes

Hodiak Clay Ewing
Hodiak Outfitters - Arboles Co. USA

October 16, 2017

Q. Where can I find information on Malleable Range Co. Copperclad model PB83-BM2 to restore wood cooking stove?

Clyde Harvey
retired - Wapella Illinois U.S.A.

October 2017

A. Hi Clyde. If you just put that company name and model number into Google, there is a lot of general info, and you can even pay for expert answers. But on this site you need to ask a specific question, and we focus on the metal finishing aspects, rather than valuations, history, or stuff like that. Good luck.


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October 25, 2017

A. I just read through the three pages of this thread and did not see anyone mention Lehman's Hardware out of Kidron, Ohio. They cater to the non electric customer and sell cookstoves and have a parts section.

Jerry Smith
Little Falls Alloys, Inc. - Bloomingdale, New Jersey, USA

November 26, 2017

Q. Hello, I have an old Keeley pot belly stove. I am going to refinish it, and was looking for any help guidance, or manual if anybody has one. I am also looking for firebricks for it as well. Does anybody have any information or tidbits that can help or guide me in the right direction. Marking on the stove "No. Belle 12"

Ryan Kumerow
- Sterling, North Dakota USA

November 28, 2017



Supreme cast iron stoves

January 20, 2018

Q. I am missing a fire door on a stove I just got; where can I find replacement parts?

Bill Stephens
- Greenwood, florida USA

February 27, 2018

Q. I have an antique cast iron stove. It has been updated for electric and is no longer wood burning. What type paint would be best?

Melanie Hargis
- Victoria, Texas, USA

May 8, 2018

A. Hi Melanie, personally I wouldn't paint a stove, electric or otherwise. So much goes into this, from surface prep, masking off, choosing an appropriate paint, buying equipment to do it, learning how to use a spray gun if you haven't used one before- it's a massive effort for minimal return, and unless you are a professional (or send it to one), you may not even like the results, and it could de-value the stove.

HOWEVER... a woodstove restoration polish is right up your alley! It will bring back the satiny black of clean and well maintained cast iron, and protect the stove from rust. Also, it's dead easy to use- literally just rub it in with a rag, wipe off the excess, and heat up your stove to finish setting it. The surface prep for stove polish is also easy; a steel brush to coax off any rust you've got is all you need unless the thing is REALLY rusty, but I'm guessing yours isn't.

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Stove Polish

Stove polish is super forgiving! One kind that pretty much everyone likes is Rutland William's Stove Polish. There's a very dark grey version that looks most original on stoves, and a black version that is ideal for ornamental wrought iron gates etc, depending on your preference. They have it on Amazon and detailed instructions and before-and-after pics are in the reviews.

I used it on my working Victorian kerosene parlor stove that was getting a little tired and had some surface rust starting, and it looks a million times better.
Good luck with your project!

Rachel Mackintosh
Plating Solutions Control Specialist /
Industrial Waste Water Treatment - Brattleboro, Vermont

May 7, 2018

Q. I am looking for a oven door hinge and firebox liners for a majestic wood stove!

Douglas Redden
Redden Const. - Stuart, Virginia

Copper Clad Stove with propane burners (Malleable Iron Co)

July 29, 2018

Q. My situation:
On my in-laws' Farm house (ND) they have a Copper-Clad Stove/Oven # 4122-CGR that has wood burning capabilities as well as Propane adapted burners. I need to rebuild the propane burners (jets, etc.) Any info. on replacement parts, etc., for this particular product?

Marv Aardahl
DIY Handyman - Saugus, California USA

August 30, 2018

silly :-)  I have an 1809 Home Comfort Cast Iron Cook Stove with original manual. In the Manual it tells you 'how you should treat your slaves while they are cooking on it.'

Amber Amburgey
- Fredericksburg Virginia

September 18, 2018

Q. I just picked up a prizer stove trying to figure out year and model, and if parts are available for it.

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Andrew Kuch
- NEW EAGLE Pennsylvania

October 21, 2018

Q. I am in the process of refinishing my ancestors old Garland Wood cook stove. The firewalls are burnt out, missing. I am looking for somebody/ some place that could manufacture parts. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Teri Norell
- Meridian, idaho USA

Does 1930's range have asbestos?

December 30, 2018

Q. My husband bought me a beautiful antique range for Christmas. It's a Detroit Star brand and looks very similar to the mom's stove from "Christmas Story". I'm assuming it's from the 1930s. It's in great condition but still needs some TLC to get it in working condition. My question is - do we need to be concerned about asbestos? I'm not sure what was used as insulation for these stoves back then and want to take every precaution before we start any work on it.

I found the same model at this auction site for reference:

Thank you!

Dana Bowie
- Harpers Ferry, West Virginia USA

January 28, 2019

Q. I have an old Carolina Glascock Stove #88 that has a broken leg. I would to find and buy a leg or set from someone of similar Stove #88.

Ronnie Carswell
home owner - Morganton, North Carolina USA
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March 19, 2019

Q. Hello , I bought a Scanlan & Company wood burning stove Number 25 With Louisville KY on the door. I cannot find any information on this stove. Any knowledge about the stove would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Charles Hays
na - Rineyville, Kentucky, America

May 27, 2019

Q. Do you have any tips for restoring chipped enamel on an old Home Comfort woodstove?
North Carolina

Sharon G Troxler
- Brown Summit, North Carolina, USA

November 8, 2019

Q. Hello! I am looking for any information on a little cast iron stove I have. It says ARCTIC on one of the sides and has the numbers 1-25 on most of the pieces. I need to find the 2 back legs I believe. It is in pieces and I am trying to put it back together but I don't know what it was made for, etc. Any help/information would be greatly appreciated!

Robin Golay
- Saint Charles, Iowa, United States

December 4, 2019

Q. I am trying to find out what this is and what does this do on the back for my enterprise wood coal cook stove? It's a spring looking thing with a wing nut on a threaded shaft that can be adjusted and I'm just trying to learn about the stove and any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Brent cohick
- Mount holly springs Pennsylvania

January 2020

A. Hi Brent. I can't tell you precisely what it does, or whether it currently works or ever worked, but I'll give 10:1 odds it's a thermostatic device. That spring curls/uncurls a bit depending on the temperature, and moves whatever that plate and lever are attached to. It could be a safety damper that reduces incoming air flow if the stove gets too hot, or it could be cooking related -- diverting the flow of warm or cool air to keep the baking temperature as desired.

Robin, Brent and other posters. This site is primarily focused on metal finishing; that's my field and that of our regular reader/responders. So, when a metal finishing question is asked on this site it is usually quickly answered.

Your questions and those of your fellow wood stove enthusiasts are completely welcome here -- we have all the room in the world for them. But for a forum to have value requires that someone make the effort to provide answers, and it won't be me or our regular readers :-)

So we urge posters to try to help with any open questions when posting their own, or else this thread will simply deteriorate to an endless string of unanswered questions. Good luck!


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May 11, 2020

Q. Hey Everybody. In a jam and trying to find a door for cooking wood stove. I have a Kalamazoo wood stove. The dimensions are 8 1/2 wide by 6 1/2 high, between hinges is 3 5/8. Was a creme color, but don't care what color it is. Someone took a torch and cut part of the bottom off

John Mozina
- Vandergrift Pennsylvania USA

June 14, 2020
courtesy of https://www.historymuseum.ca

Q. Hi I have a 1865 W.S.Symonds Parlour Stove from Halifax Nova Scotia, I have the slide draft door, however part of it is broken, I am looking for a replacement door and knob if anyone knows where I can get one. Also it is a tripod stove and the legs are not the original, I am looking for 3 cast iron ornate scrollwork legs also. Any information regarding this stove would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Shay

Shay Treichel
- Morayfield, Queensland Australia

Ed. note: WOW! That's some fancy casting work :-)

June 25, 2020

Q. I'm looking for parts for manufacturer Athens Stove Works Inc. Model A68P also says Regal on stove,

Jackie Hall
- Marion, North Carolina USA

June 2020

A. Hi Jackie. Please try the suggestion from Dave Barr on page 1 of trying a local foundry, or the sources I posted on page 4 of this thread.

This site has hundreds & hundreds of inquiries from potential customers for stove parts, and even this particular thread is viewed by thousands of readers every month, and has been for 17 years now without any supplier even once inquiring about advertising their stove parts here, either directly or through google. So, sorry, while there may be a local foundry willing to cast parts for you as part of their regular foundry business, there appears to be no supplier much interested in serving the general needs of people with old stoves. Apologies.


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Firebrick Arrangement for Home Comfort Stove

July 8, 2020

Q. Can anyone post or send me a photo of the fire bricks in place? Mine were removed for moving and I can't figure out how to get them back in place. Several have a waffle pattern. Some are curved. Thank you.

Jeannie Jones
- Stahlstown, Pennsylvania

October 8, 2020

Q. Just recently purchased a 1913/14 Glenwood wood burning stove. Need to find the fire grates. Area is 12 1/2Lx 13 1/2W. Any suggestions for who may have them would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for your help. Dennis

Dennis Ivester
- Braselton, Georgia

October 19, 2020

Q. Looking for parts for my enterprise Bristol. Any recommendation where I can find parts?

Derek Batstone
- Nova Scotia

October 2020

A. Hi folks. Please tell us what if anything you learn from contacting the suppliers already mentioned including www.BarnstableStove.com, AntiqueStoves.com, www.woodmanspartsplus.com, www.homesteadstoves.com, www.lehmans.com, www.antiquecookstove.com, and www.goodtimestove.com, -- we want to keep that list current and realistic.

If no such parts are available, as some readers have suggested will be the case, reading the thread will present your repair options.

Luck & Regards,

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Readers: Please see also thread 13218 "Restoring Nickel Plating on Wood Cookstove",
and thread 11428 "Restoring a cast iron wood stove completely covered in rust".

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