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Cool, weird stove on CL

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Stegman, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Stegman

    Stegman Feeling the Heat

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    Saw this on Craigslist for $200. Never seen anything like it with such a huge front viewing area. It's funky but pretty cool. Really digging the sort of post-modern, square look.

    Anyone know what it is - the ad doesn't say - and if it's any good?

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Looks like a Russo...
  3. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit Minister of Fire

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    Looks like a wide screen TV stove.
    Sony, maybe Vizio?
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  4. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    The front box and window remind me of thetraindork's glasses.

    [​IMG]
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  5. ridemgis

    ridemgis Burning Hunk

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    to be fair to thetraindork, that's not actually "his" face. :)
    it's a character from canadian tv called "trailer park boys"

    to be honest, his avatar freaked me out so much, i had to do a google image search on it!
  6. PLAYS WITH FIRE

    PLAYS WITH FIRE Minister of Fire

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    This Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.lolol


  7. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Cool looking stove.
  8. granpajohn

    granpajohn Minister of Fire

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    Looks like someone lit a fire in the aquarium.;hm
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  9. Jasper 83

    Jasper 83 New Member

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    Holy hell I didnt know Bubbles was on here. That guy is awesome. Wonder where all his kitties are?
  10. PLAYS WITH FIRE

    PLAYS WITH FIRE Minister of Fire

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    My buddy told me about the show and I caught a couple of them and it is funny as hell!
  11. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    My sons love it too.
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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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  13. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    That's a first generation HDTV with flame back lighting technology.. Later versions went to fluorescent and eventually LED back lighting due to many complaints when used in warmer weather.. Technology marches on! ;)

    Ray
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  14. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Go figure, there's a similar one F/S on CL around here...

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    remkel Minister of Fire

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    Looks like that one is about to go for a walk on its own......think I saw something like it in Willy Wonka's factory.
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  16. Stegman

    Stegman Feeling the Heat

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    Since I started this thread, I've done some research on those Russo stoves and I really like them. Might grab one for the cabin someday [if we ever get finished fixing it up].
  17. Crane Stoves

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    HaHaHa... I always asked wtf was Frank thinking when he made this, but the fact is it actually worked to some degree. The concept was to get the glass view as far away from the fire as possible in hopes that the air circulation between the fire and glass would somehow keep the view clear (that theory never really worked with complete success), but the stove functioned fined with or without the blower.

    Frank Russo was good man and good friend who became a Realtor like myself when the stove industry crashed in the late eighties. Frank still resides in the Pembroke, MA. area (his shop was right down the street from my dads and we used to visit often)... I guess somehow all of us (IE: Larry "Chubby Stoves", Frank "Russo Stoves", Doug "Crane Stoves") all wound up within 3 miles of each other in the end... south eastern MA. (kind of a neat lil' tid bid of info thats weird) LOL. A great generation for sure and ALL these guys Stoves still survive and thrive even today...
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  18. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    I am practically neighbors with these guys as Pembroke is very close to me.. I have a few coworkers that live there and went to a party in Pembroke 2 summers ago.. Small world!

    Ray
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    Crane Stoves Burning Hunk

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    You could have sneezed and hit Chubby Stove Works from their hahaha... Carvers a great town (sold many homes their over the years and even sold tons of HUGE carved granite to a guy in that area) always wondered wth he did with it all)...
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  20. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    I drive through Duxbury on the way to and from work.. Nice town, have a few coworkers that live there..

    Ray
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    Crane Stoves Burning Hunk

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    well keep me in mind then if anyone needs help buying or selling their home! all the folks ive met from this forum are great people and its always nice to know more locals... good to meet you Ray
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