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Can you help identify this Fisher?

Post in 'Fisher Stove Information, Parts, History and More' started by Newfisherman, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Newfisherman

    Newfisherman New Member

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    Real new to stoves, but I've always heard good things about fishers and my grandfather had one. I don't know anything about this stove, but my best guess is a Mama Bear with glass doors. The problem is I haven't found any like it online.

    I purchased this for 550 to help supplement (not replace) my expensive electric heat pump. I would put it in the basement that is directly UNDER our main great room which is 30'x30', but now I'm thinking it may be undersized.

    If anyone could help with these questions I would be VERY VERY grateful.
    1. identifying the model of this stove
    2. An approximate value of the stove (excellent condition)
    3. And if what square footage it can heat.


    Thanks in advance!

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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Need dimensions to be sure. Looks deep enough for a Grandma III. GM VI has a larger angle of the glass cut out. (like the stove front picture below) Yes, the front looks like a Honey Bear, but they have a different air intake system around the doors, or bottom air inlet. (pictured) The ash fender built like a thin tray is a Honey style. Does it have 4 studs on the back or sides for a heat shield? Top or rear vent? It should have a tag on the side or back. What state did this one come from? Camfan on this site built them at the Georgia fabricator shop, but they were built across the US as well. Honey Bears didn't have side air intakes, but they (Georgia) added them to many that couldn't get enough intake air through the front intake that was designed for air wash over the glass.
    Here's the side view of a Honey Bear, they are quite small measuring only 20 inches wide across top plate, with a 18 3/4 inch box. The one pictured has a bottom air intake for mobile home use. Grandma should normally have an 8 inch vent. Yours is ??

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  4. Newfisherman

    Newfisherman New Member

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    Sounds like it may be a Honey Bear based on what you've said. The vent is rear facing and is 6" in diameter.
    I'm not sure which state it came from but the guy I bought it from has had it roughly 15 or so years and he's here in Georgia.

    It was deep enough to hold a 24" stick, but like you said, it is quite narrow from left to right measuring roughly 20". It is about 32" tall.
    Thanks guys for the input.

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