Belle Portable restoration

When this Belle Portable came in I was pretty shocked. There was barely a bit on it that wasn’t broken and many of the parts like the top plate and front panel had bits missing and had been broken in several places. The front plate for example had seven separate repairs! One of the cast iron side panels was also missing so a new one had to be cast. The deeper I dug the more problems I came across, it certainly proved to be a real challenge.
The range is now back at home with its owner and being prepared to install. Here’s a ‘before’ and ‘after’ of the range as it arrived to me and moments before it left the workshop.