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Grandpa Bear Fisher

Post in 'Fisher Stove Information, Parts, History and More' started by Wood lot, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Wood lot

    Wood lot New Member

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    Writing as a longtime Fisher user but new to the forum. I have a grandpa bear model which was purchased in 1979 and still remains our primary source of heat. It has all black doors, silver spring handles and exhausts from the top. Doors have the three pine trees on each side, the Fisher name evenly divided, a circled R on the right door, Patent on the left door and Pend on the right. Only other marking is a serial number stamped on the back...5332178. I would appreciate any further insight and history about this stove.
    Art
    PS.....great site with an amazing amount of information!

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  2. CamFan

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    you will hear from Coaly soon. :) Welcome to the forum
  3. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    All I can add to that is they are Fir trees on the door....... :)

    I think you're describing a common one like this;

    Grandpa Front short trees.jpg

    Depending on where you are in Wisconsin, the probable fabricator would be Fisher Stove Works, Milltown WI 54858. If you want to click on my avatar and "start a conversation" that's a personal message to me, so you can give me a more exact location where it is or came from and I'll look for dealers or distributors that sold in your area.
  4. Wood lot

    Wood lot New Member

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    Coaly..thanks for the information. I checked back through all our records when we built our log cabin and found that we purchased the grandpa bear stove from Somers Equipment/Service Motors in Dale, Wisconsin. Actually found the Fisher advertising piece that came with the stove that confirmed it was made in Milltown, Wisconsin. Again, thanks your help and congratulations on a great site. Would love to find some feet for the stove!
  5. Todd_C

    Todd_C New Member

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    How close are you to milltown?
  6. CamFan

    CamFan Member

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    I am in Georgia outside of Athens
  7. Todd_C

    Todd_C New Member

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    Hey Cam. How ya doin? I was askin Wood Lot. He's in my neck of the woods
  8. CamFan

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    Sorry I thought it was a pm.
  9. Wood lot

    Wood lot New Member

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    We are located near Redgranite, Wisconsin...about 250 miles from Milltown.

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