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Can someone identify this stove? - YES, Bicentennial Stove

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by bigbasshb, Jan 25, 2009.

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  1. bigbasshb

    bigbasshb Member

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    I have an older but not antique wood stove with oven on top. It has 4 ceramic inserts 2 in the oven doors that slide open from the middle & 2 are smaller & next to the 2 firebox doors that swing open. The inserts say Bicentennial on them. There are no other tags or markings on them.
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    Thanks for taking the time to look.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Earth Stove bicentennial version? Is there a UL label on the back?
  3. bigbasshb

    bigbasshb Member

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    No there is no UL plate. I can't even find a place that looks like one was ever attached. Earth Stove? Never heard of that one. Is that the manufacturer? Is this the same Earth Stove made by Lennox Hearth Products? If so any other info you might have on this stove would be greatly appreciated.
    Ok so I emailed Lennox Hearth Products & this is what they said.
    Anyone have any other info on this stove?
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    coffeedogz3 New Member

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    Our shop wizard said he's seen this before, but didn't know the mfg. He said that Central Hardware (out of business for a long time now) had them and he thought maybe even Anderson's General Store may have carried them. He did say it was a 1976 model, so they called it the Bicentennial. Sorry we couldn't figure out more. Looks like it belongs in a scary movie - that comes after people to suck them in and eat them. LOL
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Here ya go, Folks......
    Long out of biz, to my knowledge.
    This is from approx. 1980 Woodburners Directory

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    Thank you to all that replied. Thank you Craig. That article will help alot. It has much of the info I needed. Thanks again.
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    This Stove was made by my Grandpa Darrell Gneiting. I can get more ingformation if needed. Bicenntinal stoves was not associated with any other stove maker.
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    Thomas, It would be great if you could get me any info you can. I just love this stove. I rescued it from a scrap yard. I use it as my primary heat source & have cooked many things in its oven.
    Thanks in advance for any info you can dig up.
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    I don't know what to make of that exhaust, did they covert it to rear or is that a top and they have sealed it up?
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    It seems that these stoves came in at least a few different configurations.
    The dimensions of mine are:
    Depth 31 inches
    Hight 41 inches including the legs.
    Width 27 1/2 inches

    The firebox on mine is also much deeper than the oven above it.

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    I see alot of these for sale around here, this one for 100 bucks no ceramic though

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    Damn, that looks like pretty nice design for a stove.
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    valley ranch Feeling the Heat

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    Looks like a heck of a stove, I like it. Except for the lack of glass in the door.
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    Thomas, I have had my Bicentennial Stove in my home since 1981. It has worked great the whole time. We have baked pies and bread in the oven, and have done some simple cooking on the stove. I have always wanted to install a fan on the back plate to better circulate air around the stove and through the pipes that pass through the upper part of the firing chamber. Does your grandpa (hopefully he is still around!) remember what they might have used?
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    I have the same stove that was posted by redbear86, I got it helping move a guy out of his house. The condition wasn't that great it need the heat tubes replaced and a few cracks by the door welded. I hooked it up a few days ago and the stove rocks. Some one put a fan on the back of it with a louver that move the air either to the oven, heat tubs or blow out of the top of the back. I don't think this was factory because it looks like they took a touch and cut the opening for the fan mount.

    I would imagine that you could cook some pretty good food in there and it should cook every even with the fan moving the air in the oven
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