Another Belle Portable range in for restoration

This range is fairly typical of the kind that come here for restoration. On the outside they look tired and tatty but in reasonable order but inside they are a mess. It is for this reason that I am so diligent with my restorations as a range that appears to be in fair aesthetic condition could (and probably is) in very poor working condition. It’s sometimes easy to forget that these ranges are 100+ years old and for much of that time they may have had a coal fire inn them for 12hrs of the day!