Buck’s Happy Thought Cast Iron Range c. 1895
~ one of my favorites ~
Hello, my name is Mike Strong
I like metal. I really like cast iron, and I especially like cast iron stoves – I mean really old stoves.
Antique stoves and quality stove restorations have become a quest for me. I love buying, selling, and fixing old stoves.
I came to British Columbia in 1972 to search for placer gold. I did find some gold nuggets in these cold, clear streams, but I found more treasure of another kind – turn of the century stoves. I began using those old stoves to cook and heat with. Soon I had more than I could use, so I fixed some up and sold them. It was fun! I’m still fixing stoves (a lot better now) and it’s still fun.
Rise and Shine,