Was never installed. My mom wanted to make our garage into a den when we were little but it never happened. It was going to go into the den, along with some antiques. This was back in the mid 80’s that it was going to happen.looking thru the glass it looks like it hasn't been used just fire brick???????????????
I think in certain areas of the country people do hang on to things. Historically, updates to housing due to 'fashion' etc happen more frequently in larger population centers whereas in the rural settings people are less inclined to spend on those things and feel it's less necessary to be swayed by fashion...a fashion that within a year might be done, so the old traditions hang on longer and it's one reason architecture in the rural settings often are untouched for hundreds of years.There were 6 Blaze King factories in the USA back then. Parts were made in Walla Walla and trucked to various locations for fabrication. I've seen stoves manufactured in Van Nuys California all they way on the other side of the country. Seems folks hung onto things.....
Recently on FB marketplace there was a fireplace insert FS in menomonee falls WI that had the glass door. If it would have been closer I might have gone after it but alas too far just for a window for the backyard stove. For the $25 the seller was asking for the whole thing someone probably bought it just for the door...I would guess.There's a couple of reasons the door with trapezoidal glass was rare. Most of the fireboxes (models) early on lacked an air wash. So the glass was nearly impossible to keep clean...at any burn rate. So dealers seldom displayed the units with the glass door option, which lowered production demand.
Now for those of you that do not know it, we made a model called the Baby. About 1/2 size of the Princess, the Baby was very successful for small cabin dwellers. We also made a bake oven that sat on top of the three models and the black single wall pipe ran up through the oven. They too were very popular at one time.
So here is a picture of a true, ultra rarity....a Baby glass door. I found this brand new at a dealership in Wyoming 15+ years ago, along with a brand new bake oven, so I did some trading. Both are just sitting here.........kind of cool to look back when...
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I just hauled off 2 old ones with screens. I did scrap the ceramics tiles, but he screens went with the stoves....sorry!Recently on FB marketplace there was a fireplace insert FS in menomonee falls WI that had the glass door. If it would have been closer I might have gone after it but alas too far just for a window for the backyard stove. For the $25 the seller was asking for the whole thing someone probably bought it just for the door...I would guess.
I'd be happy to find a used screen for the front, or at least the frame. Seems things like that just get tossed in the trash when the stove gets put out for scrap.