Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:07 pm

Went up yesterday to Pittston, Mass to rescue this stove from certain destruction. This is a fairly rare stove for a Glenwood in that the big, 13 size is not very common. It is certainly a big bear. The stove is in deplorable condition and it was full of ashes and stuffed with garbage. The entire base of the stove is totally clogged with ash. This poor thing was certainly not appreciated as it was terribly abused. The worst part is that the top plate of the base casting has a piece broken out of it.
I found a news paper fragment in the fire pot that dated from 1948. One advertisment told of a 5 course lobster dinner for $1.25. That shows how long that stove has been down there, in that basement.
I paid to have the stove loaded in my truck and off I went to the Antique Stove Hospital. Another 3 hour drive on top of the four hours it took to go from my house to pick up the stove. I was rather heart sick when I discovered the top plate was broken. I didn't know if the stove could be saved or not.
Anyway, once I got it to Emery's, him and his son Brandon made me feel a lot better. They said the broken plate was a big problem, but; they could fix it and because it is a Glenwood 13 they would pull out all of the stops to totally restore this thing to like new condition. Their reaction to the stove made me feel a lot better. He showed me some examples of finished stoves that were a lot worse than the No 13. If anything could be saved that was worse than the one I just brought them, then they have all of my confidence. It was such a hot day, I took just a few photos of the stove once Brandon got it out of the Truck. I can't wait for the after pictures to compare the stove's transformation from a rusted, lost and fogotten heap of iron back to what it was when it emerged from the Foundry, bright and new. Soon it will be once again the focus of pride an object of beauty and an example of brilliant efficiency found in its hallmark design.
Here are a few shots I managed to take after being deprived of sleep for 37 hours while baking in yesterdays miserable heat.
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Glenwood No 13, rescued at Stove Hospital
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On the gurney on the way to Surgery.
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Shot of severly damaged Base Plate
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Front of Stove with pedestal frame on top
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: nortcan On: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:42 pm

Very nice find William.
What is the fire pot size?
Can you explain how it works: I mean we see just one front loading door located up on the stove?
Thanks
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: Dennis On: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:45 pm

All those antique stoves have so much class, and to think they were only manfuctured for heat. It would have been a true loss if not for your find. Can't wait to see the finished stove with a warm glow inside.
Good thing you got it now,since it's starting to cool down a bit, only 85 degrees here now. toothy :rofl:
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:31 pm

nortcan wrote:Very nice find William.
What is the fire pot size?
Can you explain how it works: I mean we see just one front loading door located up on the stove?
Thanks


I don't know how large the fire pot is. It is too damaged to measure, but it has to be at least 16 inches in diameter if not larger. The depth of the fire pot is around 24 inches just by looking at it. It will have to have a brand new fire pot made for it. This stove is just like the Glenwood No 9 I have in my living room. The only difference is the No 13 is much larger. The internal design is the same. The No. 9 is baby bear, the No 13 is monster papa bear.
One of the funny things was when the man getting rid of the stove saw me, the first thing he asked was, "What do you want this thing for?" or something along those lines.
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:16 am

What a labor of Love William! That's all I can call that kind of effort. I think you meant Pittsfield, Mass? I know the area well as I grew up just down the road in Lenox. While it does look rough, I'll bet it's going to be an amazing transition back to working heater! Incredible the newspaper bit from 1948 (The year my Mom graduated from Pittfield High!) which was probably how long since that stoves was last used. I told her about the 5 course Lobstah for less then $2 and she got a laugh out of that!

When I found my Herald down in Portland, Maine, it too was stuffed full of ash. As I drove away I could see a cloud of ash billowing out the back of the truck bed. Wouldn't have wanted to be following be for a few miles!
The thing about that stove is that it's a Base Burner and as stated, it's rare to find them in that large a size. That thing was probably replaced by a boiler back in the day. You can see that it had no windows and was fired in a basement to heat a whole house.
Can't wait to see how it comes out.
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:09 am

SteveZee wrote:What a labor of Love William! That's all I can call that kind of effort. I think you meant Pittsfield, Mass? I know the area well as I grew up just down the road in Lenox. While it does look rough, I'll bet it's going to be an amazing transition back to working heater! Incredible the newspaper bit from 1948 (The year my Mom graduated from Pittfield High!) which was probably how long since that stoves was last used. I told her about the 5 course Lobstah for less then $2 and she got a laugh out of that!

When I found my Herald down in Portland, Maine, it too was stuffed full of ash. As I drove away I could see a cloud of ash billowing out the back of the truck bed. Wouldn't have wanted to be following be for a few miles!
The thing about that stove is that it's a Base Burner and as stated, it's rare to find them in that large a size. That thing was probably replaced by a boiler back in the day. You can see that it had no windows and was fired in a basement to heat a whole house.
Can't wait to see how it comes out.


Again, this stove is exactly the same stove as the Glenwood No 9 I have in the living room. It's just much, much larger. It has a fairly large window in the loading door. You have a nice view of the fire from it and the little window down at the bottom. The little door at the base of the fire pot has two mica windows in it. You can easily monitor the fire from the bottom by looking at this door. If you can't see the red glow you know it is time for a shake down. Amazingly enough the original ash pan was still in the stove. Emery is going to make another one just like the original. After all that stove has been through I am surprised the ash pan is still there.
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: dlj On: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:57 am

Goodness, what are you going to do with that stove William? You building an un-insulated barn or something? That stove would make your house a walk in sauna....

dj
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:19 am

dlj wrote:Goodness, what are you going to do with that stove William? You building an un-insulated barn or something? That stove would make your house a walk in sauna....

dj


I'll figure out something. I just couldn't let it be broken up for scrap. It isn't too far from scrap as it is right now. Emery has already torn the stove apart and he told me that the stove was used to burn garbage for, "many years." How could someone use such a magnificent thing as a garbage incinerator. I can't believe it. These are sort of rare stoves in this size. The early series Base Heaters are as a rule are not nearly as common as the later Modern Series models are.
It speaks volumes about how much abuse, neglect and just plain stupidity these stoves can take. Not to mention that it has been full of ashes and trash, rusting in a dank basement for almost sixty years. If some of these stoves could talk they could tell us some good stories.
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:59 am

That's amazing William. I didn't realise it had the windows! Excellent.
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: half-pint On: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:59 pm

That is going to be a simply magnificent stove when restored. As far as them burning trash in it. It just proves my theory that just way too many people now just do not care about they're heritage and anything historical. They are too concerned with their iPods and such to bother with things that should bring pride to anyone.
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: nortcan On: Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:00 pm

Yes, and we must take a few time to carefully examine these Antique Stoves to see how they were so well made and efficient :!:
Are the ""new""stoves makers a bit too lazy :?: In the past they were able to make masterpieces without all the ""high tech"" found in the industry today so WHAT??? Now they have the technologies, computer power tools, lazer cutting tools, and "Rope Gaskets" :D ...plus the Antique Stove models in heritage...
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: echos67 On: Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:57 am

Any update on your stove William ?
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: Tim On: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:54 pm

Way to go Will!
you keep finding and collecting these old stoves like you have been and your gonna have TOO MANY and maybe make Ol Tim a deal on onna your baseburners you have no more space for ?....LOL
JUST SENDIN YA AN ATTA BOY FOR THAT RESCUE! 8-) ...Ya did good Bud.
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: mason coal burner On: Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:11 pm

That's it William your going to just have to buy a bigger house now . Nice find . Your other stoves are going to start to get jealous .
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Re: Mission Half Way Accomplished'Glenwood No. 13

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:10 am

echos67 wrote:Any update on your stove William ?


It's waiting for parts to be found. Sooner or later it will be fixed. I hope everyday that I will hear that the parts have been obtained.
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