Leven River Farm. We run Wessex Saddleback pigs, Tamworth pigs, Hereford cattle, Pilgrim geese and are looking for more rare breeds. We hope you can join us on our Blog for the ups and downs of our “Good Life” on Leven River farm and occasional forays delving into the lessons of the past.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Rayburn Royal and Supreme.
As a small sideline I have
approached a number of suppliers in the UK to provide a number of reconditioned
Rayburn Royals and a Rayburn Supreme. A reconditioned
Rayburn is a very different proposition from a second-hand item. The old stove
is completely dismantled and all damaged parts are discarded. The cast iron
parts are sand blasted and re-enamelled in a Vitreous Enamel, new steel panels are fitted and the internal structures such as the ovens are sand blasted or
replaced. New parts such as boilers, handles, hobs and temperature gauges are
then assembled to create a stove of the highest quality. It is difficult to
appreciate the standard of finish achieved without seeing the finished item.
All new chrome, new hotplate.
Stainless steel ash box, new ovens and trays and fire bricks.
All finished in vitreous enamel
As I get older I find I am a
little more risk adverse but I have had sufficient feedback to convince me that
it is viable to import a bulk order of reconditioned Rayburn stoves for resale.
Many people are attracted to the standard of finish and price but find the
prospect of arranging their own importation and waiting four or five months a
little daunting. A single bulk order will also significantly reduce the
shipping and handling costs.
I have a vague plan, set up a small business from the
farm, add a website, see how it goes. I don’t expect to ever sell enough to
have a anything other than a part time business but it all helps to contribute to the farm.