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For Sale Fisher Grandpa Bear stove

Discussion in 'FHC Classifieds' started by ironpony, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. ironpony

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    this stove is in a house I bought, I do not burn wood.
    1) what is it worth ??? if I list it locally??
    2) if you are interested in it and willing to pick it up in Central Ohio make a fair offer and it is yours.
    Right now this is the only place I am offering it.
    Appears to be in good shape, the owner of the house was the original owner of the stove, stove purchased in 10/31/81 serial # 151 have original owners manual, has a 5 year warranty LOL
     
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    If this stove has the older flat top doors it is a left over, if it has the newer Cathedral arched top doors it is a Series III and can be made two ways;
    In 1980 the stoves were available in the new III series that was UL listed with a one piece body, and optional legs as well as an internal baffle. It will have a rear and bottom shield with UL tag on the back. Most fabricators continued to produce the old style with angle iron corners that was not UL approved. It was for use in an existing hearth or near non-combustible materials. They were sold $100 cheaper and are the most common. That makes a huge difference in price. They were also available with glass doors and Brass and Glass model.
    Without pictures it's like giving you a value on a vehicle sight unseen. Impossible. Price also fluctuates with seasonal prices and varies greatly by area.
     
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    IMG_0875.jpeg

    looks like the older Non UL listed
    the "brick" wallpaper definitely meets code
     
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    OK, that is a pre 1980 Grandpa Bear. Could be late '78 or a Model III from 1979. They were UL listed but tags didn't start until 1980 so it is considered unlisted today without a tag. (tags were then only applied to rear shield of the Listed Model III)
    The legs were supposed to be tapered 4 inches from the bottom down to 1 inch on each angle iron corner. (As shown on the part drawings), but a few fabricators didn't taper them.
    Is your manual a 1979 copyright (on front cover) that shows both the old flat top doors and the new arched top available as an option in 1979??
    Here's a picture of the cover of the manual I'm looking for;
    1979  III Manual.jpg It's one of the few I only have pictures of a few of the pages.

    I'm dating your stove by the 5 fin draft caps, spring handle type and handle length and bends.
     
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    Nice, now we're cooking! :yes:
     
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    I will check which manual I have. Am I correct in thinking you would like a copy of it?
     
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    just checked, 1980
     
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    So what's the bid up to?
     
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    Well I am at 300 or best offer. You interested? it weighs 477 pounds, kinda tough moving it around.
     
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    IP, Sorry I'm late on this... $300 is right where the price should be. I've seen them on CL for $500 and more and they just sit!!! I have several and I heat the house with a Grandma III.
    1980. Yea, it's a tank and I've moved "many" of them :eek::headbang: Don't go below your asking price though, it will sell! That thing is a "super heater"!!! :yes::fire:
     
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