very early baby bear

mike zimmerman Posted By mike zimmerman, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:40 PM

  1. mike zimmerman

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    i bought this baby bear today in lynchburg va for 130.00 came on craigs list yesterday had to move quick , i was the first person there the guy said he had 50 responses to his email .. :) i got lucky , anyway i didnt know they made babys this early with pipe cap and chrome ball handle any body know what year this might be . im thinking 1973 or early 1974 and it has 2 piece top never seen one like this .. can you shed light on this coaly or camfan

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    the only markings are stamped in on back . db51
     
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    Nice, fixed your sideways pic-

    Everything you need is in the Everything Fisher thread.
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/everything-fisher.48309/page-2

    Only Papa was made in '73 at Bob's house in Oregon.They had a steel plate door. Papa, Mama and Baby were made in Oregon only in 1974.
    Yours is the 51'st stove made by the Dunn Brothers likely in Salem Va. (or WV) in 1975.
    Congrats on beating me to it. :(
    It's early, but after the trees were added on the door for thickness.

    Here's the pictures of my very early Baby pulled from the Everything Fisher thread; There are comments there on each picture here;

    Baby Bear Idaho 1.jpg Baby Bear Idaho 2.jpg Baby Bear in crate.JPG

    Baby Bear 1.JPG Baby Bear 2.JPG Baby Bear 3.JPG Baby Bear Door.JPG Baby Bear Completed.JPG

    Are there any brush marks in your paint ?? I'm tying to figure out exactly when they started spraying them. Never seen one with your common door brushed.
    Mine was brushed, and I brushed it restoring it. I collect, I don't burn them.
     
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    wow thats a rare one you have very nice . there doesnt appear to be brush marks on the stove . i cant see any marks on door . but stove may have been painted 5 times by now , i was thinking that db meant dunn brothers glad you clarified that . the stove has very nice welds and is built real well. they must have been a good fabricator for bob .
     
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    yea thanks dave who can not love a baby bear excited to get this one done
     
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    coaly i understand why you dont burn them there almost to pretty to burn when i get one done its always hard to light that first fire but its always worth it ..
     
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    The one I picked up is newer, but still 70s. Like you got it for $100.00 I just re did it and will be installing it in my dinning room, "to be" this spring /summer.
     
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    put a pic of it on here i would like to seeit
     
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    Go to baby bear make over here on the Fisher side of the house. or hit all of my posts, you'll find it!
     
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    dave just got a chance to check out your baby bear very nice job you did on it . i really like the one piece top look . i think it was a good improvement when they did it to all the stoves , looks more finished . it really is the perfect looking stove . amazing how bob fisher got it so right all the way around . amazing person .
     
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    fisher stoves are truly timeless in design, look and function .and i think most people agree
     
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    Thanks Mike. That was my first. Wasn't to difficult, just took my time, listened to Coaly and a few others. I couldn't agree with you more about Fisher stoves, You can make things to fancy I think! I like simple;) I like the KISS theory, "keep it simple stupid" and the best part is it work's so well;ex
     
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