glenwood base heater

glenwood base heater

PostBy: gunloader55 On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:19 am

Hi Guys,I wanted to know what yrs the glenwood 6 base heater was made and were some yrs better than others.Was there a time metal quality or design changes hurt the heater
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Stove/Furnace Model: Glenwood 6 & wm 414a

Re: glenwood base heater

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:25 am

I cant find one from ANY years but I guess if we could it would be good info to know... "Hi Mr. Stove Shop, Id like a reconditioned Glenwood #6 baseburner, I prefer the 1906 model out in the stockroom rather than all these 1910 and 1902 models on the showroom floor, Ill take mine with power windows and central air please" toothy

Im being silly, but more seriously... Im sure it would be very hard to know year of manufacture anyways because they surly did not change all their castings and molds each year of development but rather the date the patenting took place (which is more than likely not the exact year the stove may have been manufactured)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: glenwood base heater

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:39 am

gunloader55 wrote:Hi Guys,I wanted to know what yrs the glenwood 6 base heater was made and were some yrs better than others.Was there a time metal quality or design changes hurt the heater

...oh yeah the year I get one is better than the others :lol: ...ditto what dc said.
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Re: glenwood base heater

PostBy: stovehospital On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:13 am

The Glenwood base heater started around 1906 and was made right up into the 30"s. I have seen some with the date "1932" on the little door over the grates. Emery
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Stove/Furnace Make: 250 stoves in barns
Stove/Furnace Model: #6 Herald baseheater

Re: glenwood base heater

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:24 am

stovehospital wrote:The Glenwood base heater started around 1906 and was made right up into the 30"s. I have seen some with the date "1932" on the little door over the grates. Emery


any features/quality you can say is better or worst regarding dates seen on these Emery?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: glenwood base heater

PostBy: stovehospital On: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:55 am

It all comes down to condition. The ones with 1932 on the door tend to be really nice just because there is 20 years less use on them but they are all the same in design.
When buying an unrestored base heater there are some things to do.
1. Take it off the base and remove everything that comes off it.
2. Tip it forward and take a long hard look at the base pan. Glenwoods used a very thin pan on the bottom and most are in tough shape. Broken corners are OK but cracks across the bottom are nightmares.
3. If the base pan or associated pieces are broken up you may want to walk away from that stove. The pans are not available and quite often they have become so thin they cannot be welded.

On the same street as Glenwood was Leonard and Baker and O. G. Thomas. Both peeked in Glenwood's windows and came up with their own base heaters. Both are very strong on the bottom and really big improvements over the Glenwood. I use a Herald (o. g. Thomas) but I also like the Wing's Best (l and B)
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