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Need help identifying a Fisher Stove

Post in 'Fisher Stove Information, Parts, History and More' started by Newburner2012, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Newburner2012

    Newburner2012 New Member

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    I just bought a fisher stove, a large one and cant seem to find out what model it is. It has 2 doors with the big trees on them. It is 37 inches deep and 30 inches wide across the top plate. Has no brick retianers on the sides. Any info would be great

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  2. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum,
    The measurements are not normal for any model Fisher I know of. That is a Grandpa width, but GP is only 30 1/2 deep with ash fender. They are 22 1/4" deep, box only front to back. All Fishers had brick retainers and are firebrick lined. The double door stoves had a 8 inch outlet, except the glass door Tech IV Insert had a 6 inch. XL has a 10 inch. And they are not deep as well. Only Inserts were as deep as your 37 inch measurement in a double door stove. (they use Grandma doors and are only 24 3/4 wide at front) They have no step top like the freestanding stoves. (Your picture is dark, and the step doesn't look high enough)
    Homemade with Fisher doors?? OR A fabricator used the measurements of the Grandpa width, and used Mama or Papa depth sides. Side plate on Mama is 27" and Papa is 32".
    Here's a thread where a member here that made the stoves at the South East Fabricator in Georgia made a special built Grandma width / Papa depth stove to trade for serial number 1 that was made at their shop. He calls it the Great Grandma.
    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/77893/

    Are you sure yours has a 6 inch outlet, and not a reducer on a 8 inch outlet? That's small for a double door stove that size, but great for efficiency. It may smoke inside with the doors open. That was the reason for the larger outlet. A few close ups with brighter light will allow me to comment more on what you may have, or may not.
    The arched top doors (or Cathedral Style) started in 1979 with the angle iron corners that become legs at the bottom. These doors were an option on the '79 Grandma and Grandpa along with flat top doors. 1980 used all Cathedral Style but the corners were bent and no more angle iron was used down the corners. So if yours has the angle iron corners, and arched top doors, 1979 was the only year that style was made by Fisher. Otherwise, someone built an old style oversize box, and added the newer doors. Dates or makings on the inside of doors??

    A Fisher that size would also have a 5/16 thick top. If you have a 5/16 open end wrench, see if it fits the top thickness. If it's 1/4", it's definately not a Fisher product.
  3. Newburner2012

    Newburner2012 New Member

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    Thanks, I put fire brick in and with the brick in, the firebox seems to be about 33 and half to 34 inches deep. Best I could tell with a tape it does seem to be 5/16 thick plate. Looking closer on the inside there may have been brick retainers thay busted welds? I will try to get some more clear pictures to post. Inside the doors the left door has a steel plate , I believe for nickel, the right door has a marking like this below


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  4. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a Grandma Right door marking like used on an Insert. The legs look extremely high too, normal height was only 7 inches on the stoves.
    Of all the stoves I have in my collection, none have any brick retainers missing or broken. And I have a few of the first made stoves that the retainers are getting smaller being worn away, but still solidly attached. So if they're gone, someone removed them.
    By all means put a baffle of some sort in that thing, you're going to get some serious heat out of it.
    The door opening for those doors should be 17 w X 10 1/2" high. If so, a Grandma or Insert screen #237-585-1 will fit.
  5. Newburner2012

    Newburner2012 New Member

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    Ok, thank you for the info. It does have a baffle inside plate of steel sitting at an angle on angle iron. Tomorrow I will get some better pics to post for a better look. The leg hieghth is 8 inches

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