Smith & Anthony produced stoves in the last half of the 1800's. This stove is marked Smith & Anthony 1879 No. 2 Stove Co. on the front of the stove. On the top it is marked (Hillside).
They had a reputation for producing very artistic stoves. This stove incorporates a owl in the casting on the front of the stove. The two holes to view the fire are the owls eyes. The access door handle is the owls nose. In the casting of the stove you can see the pointed ears. This stove is full of details in the casting on all sides of the stove.
The owls eyes are covered with mica. (glass was used years later)when the fire is lit the owls eyes lite up.
A great example of art follows function.
This stove is in great condition, and was not used all that much.
The stove comes from a Rutland, MA. farmhouse. The lady said she rarely remembers her parents using the stove, it sat in a alcove in the parlor and was used for decoration.
The stove has some very minor surface rust. The ash pan is solid, and the stove is very clean.
The stove does need to have a few items braised by a welder.
One foot on the stove has a clean break, i have the piece, it will not show.
The coal grate has a clean break, this would need to be braised.
The frame that holds the grate and also acts as a shelf for a fire tile or brick has a clean break.
These are not big deals to fix. I have a person that can make these repairs or you can have your own welder fix them.
Their is one piece missing. It is the door rest for the access door. I believe this looked like a finial. If it was not for the small screw hole, i would have never noticed it.