gunloader55 wrote:Dcrane,If giving the choice between glenwood 6 or crawford 40 which one do you buy and why? The glenwood appears bigger and may have better air circulation with bottom and top nickle rings,am I right in this?
Since I own both of these stove models, I can tell you, the Number 6 is larger than the Crawford 40. The Crawford has a fire pot that is 12" X 17 " deep. It can probably hold 45 pounds of coal. The Glenwood No 6 can hold 60-65 pounds if it is nut sized coal.
They are both supremely efficient stoves and both quite desirable. I have the answer-buy both of them.
After viewing Williams video's 1000 times I've concluded that the Our Glenwood I have is LARGER than the Glenwood #6 (maybe its sized more like an #8?), I have just agreed to get it to a very trusted friend of the forum who I know will use it or make sure its appreciated by someone, I wish my circumstances were different or I'd never let this stove go for any price! I wish it was as simple and easy as saying "If you need a large baseburner, just go purchase an Our Glenwood or Glenwood #8" but these stoves don't work like that.... they are like hens teeth because I've called every stove shop in the country and I cannot find an Our Glenwood 111 available at any of them (and the two Glenwood 6's and 8's I have found in mainland USA are always SOLD)
You are in the correct forum to find one of these works of art and learn about them... but its a process and it takes effort and work to make it all come together... but as our good friend Wil' says (in the end you will have a lifetime of "the best" of sheer genius in form & function of our forefathers and a product that we cannot build or match the way they designed & built these years ago). An oak style can be duplicated and/or china can copy, a modern can be duplicated, a cannon style can be duplicated and built...all in cost effective ways to make it "feasible".... A TRUE BASEBURNER CANNOT (not cost effectively anyways!)
As far as which one would I buy... as William says, Id buy any that I could get my hands on for the right price. Having sayed that... For me the smaller baseburner is better since Im probably going to have to be in a small home by myself soon, I would opt for a Glenwood if given the choice simply to obtain the brand name of a "Glenwood" but others may prefer other names like Crawford if they live near the factory or whatnot? The problem is that with these stoves sometimes their are zero options to be THAT picky and if you have opportunity you need to take it!