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Really Neat Book - The Fisher Stove Story

Post in 'Fisher Stove Information, Parts, History and More' started by webbie, May 1, 2009.

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  1. woodjack

    woodjack Minister of Fire

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    So, whatever happened to Bob Fisher?

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  2. Stihl Country

    Stihl Country New Member

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    I will surely get the book, I still own two Fishers a Mama Bear and a Baby Bear. They are in my work shops. I bought them new allmost 30 years ago. I,ve certainly got my moneys worth from both of them. I would of kept the Mama Bear in the house but the Mrs. seen a Jotul F600 she liked the looks of better. And was time for a newer stove.
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    soupy1957 Minister of Fire

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    Speaking of books: Can someone recommend a good book about Chimney Flue cleaning?

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  4. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    He stayed married to Carol Ann. Lives up the road from his son Robert J. (Jesse when you live under a roof with two Roberts). I'll PM you some confidential stuff.

    Anyone can Google Map; 1822 42nd st. Springfield, Or. and go to "street view" to see the original shop. The right side of it with the loading dock roof still stands. The left side has been added on to.

    Fisher-Century can be seen at Google Map; 765 Conger st. Eugene , Or. and go to street view.
    RSD is the building on the left at 701. Quick Designs is the building on the right at 775.
  5. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Trying to resize the original patent (it's easier to cut and reweld a stove to a different size for me)

    Maybe more info for the Fisher Wiki page if so desired.

    OK, it's too small to read; But when you click on the attachment, you can zoom in to blow it up by sections........ ( throws chipping hammer here )

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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Bone 1099;

    You asked who the author was;
    Claudia Lynn was the wife of the Vice President of fisher Stoves. This was at the time of the licensee convention, in 1977 mentioned at the end of the book. Bob was a company director at that time, and Henry Eaton had become President. (As stated in the book, pg. 121 where he realized he needed to let others run his business, unify licensees and defeat the imitators)

    Here's a link to the news article about the licensee conference that the book ended with;
    Manufacturers of Fisher Stoves to convene in Eugene Thursday (June 22 1977)

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?n...7ITAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mdkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4303,5713689

    Notice this article also gives details of the convention, and states there were 38 manufacturing affiliates. Also John Lynn is mentioned as Vice President. A people search of John Lynn, Eugene Oregon brings up a 74 year old John Montgomery Lynn, with wife by the name of Claudia Margaret Lynn. BINGO ;-)
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    I have had the book for a month or two but I just read it today. After Coaly's recent threads I figured I needed the context. Very neat! Interesting way to write it as a character study. Wish there was more! I am feeling all irritated on Bob's behalf at all the "imitators" that caused him so much grief. But I guess that's just the American way. Not only American either! But I guess he survived it! Got his land, and is hopefully a well-off man.
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