|The Qualified keeping us warm a couple of days after Christmas 2007.|
|The Qualified working hard during "Apple Fest" in 2008 or 2009.|
Marjorie was shipped from the Canadian factory to the Conway trucking terminal nearest us, and I went to pick her up after school a couple of weeks ago. She spent a few days in the back of my grandma's pickup in a shed here on the farm, and then we uncrated her and invited helpers over to put her in the utility room for right now. There she will sit in a sad state of disassembly until the kitchen is ready.
I wanted to post a few pictures that may help to illustrate how she was crated since I was quite curious to know about this before she arrived. I'll apologize right now for ruining the pictures by being in them. As you can see, I was not in charge of the camera.
|The crate as it looked when loaded by forklift to the back of the pickup.|
|Reservoir side of the stove once the right end panel of the crate was removed.|
The backsplash and warming oven were in a cardboard box that lay horizontally
on the cooktop.
|Same view with two more panels of the crate removed.|
|The body of the stove was covered by cardboard which was strapped to it with metal bands.|
|Once the cardboard was removed, the plastic that the stove had been wrapped in was accessible.|
|Note the 2x4 frame attached to the bottom of the crate to support the oven side during shipping.|
|Front view with custom order sticker still attached beneath the firebox door. |
I'm figuring out how to remove the firebrick to make it as light as possible for unloading.