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The stove arrived day before yesterday and, seeing as the stove was shipped on 24 March per your e-mail, the USPS really outdid itself! Seriously, though, I am well pleased with it. I have given it a test burn and it works just as described. The workmanship is excellent; the stove looks almost machine-made (and if you have some knowledge of technological history, you know that machine production was originally supposed to approximate the best of hand work). I’ll be glad to recommend you to anyone who inquires about the stove. It has been a pleasure doing business with you.