Damn. 1939? I hope you're good with tools..
Edit: grew up in a house made in 1924, and I can confirm with the news papers I found replacing the insulation.. I lived in a all girl house so I was the handyman.. So huh.. Best of luck my friend..
2nd edit for those who care:
I grew up in western Canada. So the building philosophy here is basically surround a hole in the ground with concrete and pile wood on top of it. Not gonna lie, it was actually really good experience learning how to, I dunno, replace insulation, fix walls, lay down new floors, replace a roof, install facia and siding.. I once found a shrub growing out of the roof in a sort of 'out of sight area' when I was doing some winterizing.. So to OP, you just might be in for an adventure is all I'm sayin..
This is an awesome piece of machinery. Do not not listen to,the naysayers that buy a $5000 piece of junk that is purposefully designed to break in 5 years. I have a fridge from 1930. Still works. No repairs.
I have an Anderson from the late 50's. Don't listen to the nay sayers, vintage stoves are incredible. My Anderson heats faster, and more even than any modern stove I've ever owned. It has a broiler that is amazing! A good working vintage stove is better built and functions much better than a modern equivalent that costs thousands.
I have several friends with chambers stoves as well and have cooked on them. I've always wanted a chambers. You will love it!
Holy shit! I'm a landlord/maintenance man and literally put one of these in one of our houses after the guys roommate left with the appliances.
My grandfather had it sitting in our storage area and it was the only stove we had available. It took awhile to figure out but once we got it up and running we realized how cool these stoves actually are.
Old appliances are neat. And were built to last!