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??location of manufacture of a Fisher Grandpa.

Post in 'Fisher Stove Information, Parts, History and More' started by Kenley, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Kenley

    Kenley New Member

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    i bought a house this summer that had a Fisher Grandpa stove. a bit rusty from being in a damp basement otherwise seems to be fine. i fired it up last week when the missus got chilly. works fine.

    i have poked around the everything Fisher looking for a way to determine where this one was built and when. it has trees and stars but no 76. the serial number on the back is:
    DBFP
    1216

    any way of telling where it was built.

    thanks for any help.

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  2. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Dunn Brothers bought the license for Virgina and West Virginia.
    Yours is a 1977. Actually a "stove number" not serial number until UL listings much later began. The 1216th stove they built. The 76 was omitted in the large star on right door, then the stars were dropped all together.
    Check out the Fisher Stove Story for info on how they got involved making and selling stoves. It's a quick read with tons of info!

    http://www.hearth.com/talk/wiki/bob-fisher/

    The book can be read online by clicking "attachments" tab at top of page. It is scanned in 3 pdf files; enjoy.
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  3. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's a 1977 dealers list giving the Virginia address of where it was made;

    Fisher dealers 1977.jpg

    Google Map; 1129 Florida Street, Salem, VA for a decent street view.

    In 1979 it became E&W Machine as it remains today; http://www.eandwmachine.com/company.html

    I assume the Dunns went on to expand like many others to larger fabricating facilities.
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  4. Kenley

    Kenley New Member

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    thanks!! great info. i appreciate the information on this site.

    i expect to add a baffle. having read the thread it does not seem that difficult.

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