Unicorn Fisher - Ash Cleanout Drawer

Dec 14, 2020
156
Lisburn, PA
Looks like a later model Grandpa with the tree spacing on the doors.
Would like to see pics of inside.
Is there a plate or UL label on the back?
 
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john26

Feeling the Heat
Oct 27, 2008
492
Wildwood MO
Flat top doors and Patent Pending on bottom probably early model doors. Never seen legs like that on a Fisher probably a modified stove.
 
Nov 21, 2020
78
NeK Vermont
Ill put my thought out before Coaly gets here, I think it may be an addition someone welded on, wouldnt be hard to do. I cant really tell by the pic, but it looks like you can see visible welds where the ash pan set up is, and I dont think any fishers ever had visible welds.
 

coaly

Fisher Moderator
Staff member
Dec 22, 2007
4,179
NE PA
The box with bent corners is a Series III Grandpa. 1979 was the only year you could get the old style doors with flat top or the new Cathedral arched top doors. But these doors were older leftovers having straight handles and older air dampers.

It has the optional Fireplace Legs and someone added the plate between the legs with the ash door.

Does it have a gasket on the ash door? What kind of grate to rake ash through? Assuming the bottom was cut open only over the ash door.
This box would have had a rear shield half way up the back, and a bottom shield that the ash drawer is going to screw up, unless a bottom shield was added under the ash pan?

If it was built as a Series III, it would have a tag on the rear shield, or holes where it was riveted on. It should have been removed modifying it, (it passed due to shields) or if it was built this way, should not have a tag since it's not a tested stove model.

And no ash fender in case something rolls out? Yikes! (Even the Coal Bear with an ash pan has a fender) It should be under the ash door, so if this has a pan that slides out, anything falls on the ash shelf.