1894 Belle Portable with water boiler

I’ve not had a chance to post much recently as I’ve been extremely busy in the workshop but here’s a particualy nice Belle Portable that came in for restoration recently and is now back with its owner after some extensive work. It’s an early model Belle with cast iron water boiler. It dates from around 1894 and must have had some serious use over its life as the firebox was quite a state!
The base plate had two large cracks in it, all the firebox cheeks were damaged and one required renewal, the firebox door was missing as was the pintle, there was no tap for the boiler, the back and sides were rotten as was the oven… you get the idea!