Thanks for the detailed info on your stove. I've been trying to figure out the FP 4-33 on the bottom. Never saw welders initials on the bottom of a PA stove, and never saw one with a dash in the middle of a number. Unless since it's easier to weld a line than a zero, it could be the builders initials and stove number 4033 ?
I bought one in Jersey stamped on the top left rear (looking at it from the back) with a NJ serial number. I don't know of a NJ fabricator, only NY and PA, so that didn't make sense. To further complicate that one, the weld on the bottom looked like a NN 77. Could be a NY, made in NY for a Jersey distributer / retailer who stamped the serial number on the back. I keep track of what is found in hopes of deciphering it all some day.
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Coaly - I took a closer look at that corner of rear and indeed it is stamped "4033". I thought the "FP" on the underside was for Factoryville, PA maybe. Just thought I'd get back to you on that number.
Added a pic of the hot Papa in action for my avatar. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for your help and Happy Holidays!