It is a bonafied Malm fireplace!
I saw it and knew it was to be mine. I hauled it home in the back of the wagon, half sticking out on the open tailgate. When I hit 20mph, a cloud of orange rust and ash kicked up all around me! The air was swirling through the pipe and liberating all that bad stuff. I grabbed my bandanna and held it over my mouth while I drove home. By the time I got there the fireplace had been thoroughly cleaned and my car, body and hair had all been stained orange! I looked like a punk rock oompa-loompa!
Just look at that funky orange enamel paint!
It is in remarkable condition, fully complete and even came with the complete indoor install kit & original instructions! I don't think my landlords would appreciate a whole cut in the ceiling, so I'll probably use it outside. We have a Tiki-Fiesta Party coming up and this'll look AMAZING! I may even put it on casters so I can wheel it around the ally. Rest assured I won't use it while its parked under that tree!
Is that a Malm Fireplace or are you just happy to see me?
The funniest part is that about a weeka ago my roomie and I were discussing these old fireplaces. I was trying to describe them and was needing a visual, so I sent her a link to the post over at Mid Century Madam all about freestanding fireplaces. My mojo was workin' cuz now we have one! I wouldn't be surprised if next week I'm posting about a Skee Ball, hahah!