Eventually everything becomes obsolete. Parts become harder and harder to find until one day scavenging from old stoves is all that's left. Then one day even that source dries up. Sometimes the part is something that can be a DIY fabrication or maybe a professionally machined piece. On brick lined stoves the refractory can be replaced. Custom shaped fire brick can be made. Kbobs and handles can be adapted. On cast iron coal stoves failure of an internal cast iron coal basket or grate system can be a bit more of an issue. I wonder if dimensions should be recorded for critical parts while the parts are in working order just in case later fabrication becomes necessary. Who wouldn't like to extend the life of a beloved appliance? Are there any interesting stories on the forum of obsoletes brought back from the dead?