Antique Wood Burning cooking stove by Montgomery Wards

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Up for bid is an Antique wood cooking stove, by Montgomery Wards it is the Fortress Model # 04AF 312A.

I don't know a lot about this stove. It was still being used when I bought my cabin up north. I will try to describe it the best I can. Please ask if you have any questions. I really have no idea how old this stove is. If you know the age please let us know. Thanks!

By looking at the side profile you can see w someone added a small mesh heat shield. It is about 49 inches tall at the back side . The stove itself stands 30 inches tall, 38 inches wide by 27 inches deep with stack. The porcelain finish is in pretty good shape for it's age, t are some chips and scratches. If you need more pictures to see it better I will send you more. The grading is not orginal in the fire box. It has a piece of heavy expanded metal in it. One of the top shelf gusset's has a small piece broke off the design, it doesn't effect the shelf. It's not real noticable. The stove black has been painted. The inside of the oven looks good, the doors and the drawer work well. This stove really added character to the room. The only reason we removed it was that we wanted to be able to use the den all year round. Please feel free to ask any questions and I will try to get back to you ASAP. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding!!!!

I have been asked several questions which made me look at the stove closer, so I wanted to share this new found info with all of you. I don't want to mislead any one. Still looks good.

The cooking surface is 30" from the ground. As far as I can see, t is no burned out spots in the fire box. Looking at it closer t is a hole in the oven liner but not into the fire box, it could easily be repaired. The original grate inside the firebox has been replaced with heavy expanded metal grating. The left side of the fire box has been painted black, looks like the porcelain has worn off. T is 6 round burner plates on top, t is a spacer between two of them about 1" wide it has been welded. I don't see any other cracks. All knobs and doors work fine. Never tried cooking on it. It was still in use in our den up north when we removed it. It worked good, never seen any smoke leaking out from it. But I did want a woodburner that would keep a fire all night.

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