Union Stove Works Invader No. 2 Base Burner on Ebay

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Post Fri. May. 17, 2013 8:10 am

A beautiful Union Stove Works Invader No. 2 base burner has just been listed on eBay with a Buy It Now of $700 or BO.

The listing number is #261216212834. It has more than 8 days to run as of right now. It's in Rock Hill NY.

Barnstable Stoveworks has a beautiful No. 3 listed - very similar - but SOLD.

Not sure of the fire box size - but it appears to be relatively small.

I'd get it myself, but I just picked-up a Smith & Anthony No. 115 Hub Heater Base Burner. I'll post pictures very soon. It's identical to the 215, and is in pretty good shape- excellent prismatic grates! I plan on taking it down to Emery for restoration this month, then I'll take him my Royal Stewart Oak 117 (unless something better turns up).

My finances are still recovering - we just got back from two weeks in Mexico.

Just thought I'd pass this along - Chris

SORRY - IT SOLD QUICKLY !!!
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Post Fri. May. 17, 2013 5:57 pm

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Nabbed it, 10" fire pot, never been used at least in the last 60 yrs absolutely flawless with magazine. I win, I win, I win. Absolutely fabulous. Height to top of flu.... 26" puuurrrfffeecccttt for my application. Called him Rocky from Rock Hill.... Now that is definitely, positively, definitively, without any doubt, cross my heart and hope to die, on my mothers grave I swear, my last stove. :roll:

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Post Fri. May. 17, 2013 6:30 pm

You Maniac!! lol :lol: :lol: 8-)

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Post Fri. May. 17, 2013 7:32 pm

In the photos, the second one with the doors open you can see a significant piece of the grate.. I think you should only be able to see the side of the suspended firepot? with a few of the air-slots on the lower edge where it about rests on or just above the grate??
Coalnewbie, was the firepot just not in place? or removed for the photo??

How about several good photos of the stove, inside and back sides, etc.. ?

Greg L.

The stove size and appearance is very close to my Keystone 11, is this a suspended firepot or a base heater with rear duct/flue box and control dampers??

GL

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Post Fri. May. 17, 2013 7:51 pm

Greg,

OK, when I get my camera back from my son, I will try with my wifes Ipad 3 tomorrow. The 10" firepot was separate as he did not know what it was. He handed me the stove heat shields which was of course the magazine (no square nuts however). He is 79 and the two broken down old men loaded it into the trunk, no problem. This is a small stove, perfect for me but if you need serious heat you would need something a lot grander.

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Post Fri. May. 17, 2013 7:59 pm

Congratulations CoalNewbie!!!

I'm really glad someone from the Forum got this deal.

I considered it, but was concerned because I didn't have enough data as to performance on this earlier (1880's?) base burner.

Also, I assume it is direct draft?

It appeared to be a smaller stove, which doesn't suite my needs.

I'm thrilled with my Smith & Anthony Hub Heater!!!

Please post pictures when you have a chance.

Enjoy - Chris

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Post Fri. May. 17, 2013 8:08 pm

OH my!!!! In leu of intervention with the "last" statement....You SIR NEED TO REVIEW STEP 4&5.....
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step 4. flat headed slotted machine screws and square nuts are SO superior than any modern torx or allen..

KERHONKSON NY is close by!!!! there is hope....Other stoves need salvation :!: 8-)

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Post Sat. May. 18, 2013 12:55 am

These are beautiful stoves and excellent performers as well. Everything needs to be nickeled on it. The whole top and finial, the name shield over the doors, the foot rests, these had nickel bases. The knobs on the doors, etc. Now, I'm telling you. You better hook this thing up and use it or I'm coming after you, understand? You have the smallest of the set. The largest was a 16 inch fire pot I think.


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Post Sat. May. 18, 2013 3:38 am

Oh yeah tough boy, if you come a knocking on my door I'm going to send out Shelley to beat the snot out of you (have you ever felt the biceps on a dressage rider - scary) whilst I hide and wimper in the back room. Never fear William my strategy is now set. The 507B and this stove are the workers of next winter now that I can get the flu under the fireplace lentil without inventive (but illegal and dangerous) ideas. Thx to your guidance I have this great stove.

As far as nickelling well yes I just wonder what is under that black paint? Nickelling is for comfortable PA guys that don't have to pay NY taxes but I confess I am tempted. The No.3 at Dougs place sure looked cute but this stove is 1890 ten years older so I wonder was it ever nickelled???? Was that in fashion in the 1880s when this stove was designed? Suspended fire pot so when was that feature invented and which stove had it first? If I look at Gem Bay State No. 140 an 1885 baseburner (@Gingercreek stoves) I see brass in vogue.... hmmm, I might have to go digging. Was nickelling a cheaper and later invention? When was the first magazine invented?

The rich send off their stoves to TX for exotic treatments, the poor drive the stoves as they find them only performing maintenance operations that prevent the house from burning down. More pics as promised to Greg coming tomorrow and some unusual features on this stove I have found that may be good or bad.

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Post Sat. May. 18, 2013 8:48 am

Yeah!! where are those photos ?? :D
William EARNS his money,, I don't think he's 'rich' and that Texas stove was in Texas when he bought it,, at the restorer's place..

As for the hidden Nickel.. it might be there, just painted over.. grab some Laquer Thinner, and a rag or fine steel wool and see if the paint will wash off, it might come off easy.. then see if there is any nickel remaining..

Do the 'foot rests' just lift off? take one outside and wash it off with thinner, or MEK from the hardware store.. see what's underneath.

Is there a big box on the back of the stove? with a flip lever, and a slide in/out knob?
I think this is a baseheater, it probably has the double floor/duct under the ash pan, not on the sides of the ashpan/base.. but the photos will tell,, :shock:

OH, did I say PHOTOS ?? :lol:

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Post Sat. May. 18, 2013 9:05 am

Yeah!! where are those photos ??
William EARNS his money,, I don't think he's 'rich' and that Texas stove was in Texas when he bought it,, at the restorer's place..
I guess the c rappy MI weather of late has our sense of humor evaporating. I know W works hard for his money. Thx for the advice on peering underneath the paint and yes photos but today does not mean that early on my day off. I can tell that you the smallest stove in the series was probably meant for the peasant with the tiny house but it's potential output more than serves my needs. No sub basement but stunning detail in the iron, I guess that really is a lost art these days. Now where is that MEK......

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Post Sat. May. 18, 2013 9:27 am

I just wonder if you will be able to cope with a stove with so many doors. The mental strain will be fierce.

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Post Sat. May. 18, 2013 10:06 am

So who blabbed about my mental limitations, I told the party goers to keep it a secret.

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Post Sat. May. 18, 2013 12:13 pm

Bravo Coalnewbie, very nice stove and at a good price. Looks in good condition from the photos, but just waiting for a Loooot of other ones :) .
If you can, make you the favor to have some parts nickled, you can have all supposed to be nickeled parts re-nickeled or just have some done once in a while. Nickel on these stoves makes a super effect on the look but not on the efficiency of it :) .
On the Bride, I made testings with alu foil wrapped over some black painted parts just to see how nickel would look on the parts I wanted to have nickeled and that helped to choose the first one to send for nickel plating.

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Post Sat. May. 18, 2013 1:15 pm

rocky  plus fireirons.jpg
These irons weigh 50# and are from 1920
His name is Rocky as he came from Rock hill
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Rocky ash door.jpg
Ash door on stand
rocky grates and things.jpg
Out of stove for photo
fire pot size.jpg
The actual fire pot
Rocky back vent orig.jpg
There is a vent at the back (closed)
Rocky light test.jpg
Now the vent with the vent open light inside stove


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