It's funny that every time I logged to the forum I would find myself following Base Burner threads. I think it was was your videos on antique base heaters that sealed the deal. I can't tell you how much I envy your stove.
I found this stove on Craigslist and picked up last night in Winchendon MA. The seller stated that he bought this stove at an auction in Hubbardston MA in 2001 and never used it. He just stored it in an old trailer where it sat covered for the last nine years. He stated that the original owner was the Wheeler Family of Hubbardston MA who purchased this stove new in 1912 to be used in their General Store. This sounded like a pretty cool story so I searched online and was surprised to find out this stove sat along with tons of other items in an undisturbed boarded up General Store for over a third of a century.
Crazy right? This store was closed in 1968 due to the death of the last surviving member. I guess they just locked the doors of a full stocked store until the probate court figured out who it belonged to which took over 32 years. I would have loved to seen the store the day of auction.
(Full Story) --> http://www.simondoakes.com/wheeler.htm
On first appearances I could tell that this stove was in pretty good condition but it was in pieces, very dusty and had some surface oxidation. After brought it home and put it together my daughter suggested that we should wiped it down. I ended up using a little bit of mystery oil on a rag and it shined right up. I was shocked to see that it was much better shape than I could of hoped for. The pictures above were taken before I dusted off the stove and wiped it down. I will upload some higher quality picture of the fire pot and grates later tonight.
Also, looked up the Glenwood 111 and agree that it is very similar. I am sure that I will have a lot of questions over the next few months as I am looking forward to getting this stove up and running for next winter.
Height: 64" tall from base to the top of the finial.
Outside Barrel diameter: 16"
Fire pot is 12" wide within the refractory lining.
Fire pot depth is 12"