Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:28 am

This is turning out to be my best summer in a long time. Yep, following skips masterly restore of a rare Herald BB with many thx to sunny (and others), I have been alerted to a #8 that resides in a land far far away.

http://www.unclehenrys.com/classified/4 ... %234336502

The place is called Hudson in a state called Maine. I have paid a non returnable cash deposit and paid the asking price. The man is called Chris and he is really a great guy to talk to. I am looking forward to meeting him.

It's a long drive for me but I was inspired to try the excursion myself after reading Ernest Shackletons - Escape from the Antarctic, a feat of navigation that is second to none in the annuals of history.

Once I get North of the great divide called Portland it gets really scary from there. I am bringing along a GPS and it is in the height of summer but still this is going to be a nerve racking trip. I refuse to deal with the Independence Day traffic lunacy but will make the sojourn the week after. Perhaps I will write a book about the trip.

... and yes I have a place to use it...... Many more photos coming once I get my sticky hands on it. I sold my Oliver 77 to pay for it :cry: , I am now down to 12 tractors.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: northernmainecoal On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:34 am

Nice find! Hudson is about 2.5 hrs south of me. Enjoy the drive, you won't have to endure the hundreds of miles of interstate with nothing but trees to get to Hudson. Much further north and things would really get scary :lol:
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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Nut/Stove

Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:51 am

I'd break trail for ya, but I'm going the northern route across Vermont/New Hampshire to southwest Maine this weekend. Gotta get those big Glenwoods out of the north woods before the snow flies. :D

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

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Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: scalabro On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:13 am

If it's as nice inside as it looks outside, your scored big time for a grand!
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Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford 40, PP Stewart No. 14 in the works.
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Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: dhansen On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:19 am

Glad you got it newby! Chris seems to be a great guy and he has a very nice home there in Hudson. If you will be exploring Maine in conjunction with picking up the stove I'd be happy to offer suggestions.

Like, don't eat the yellow snow! (Shackleton's first rule of survival in Maine).
dhansen
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No.6 and No.116

Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:51 am

don't eat the yellow snow


Clearly I am out of my depth culturally, I thought that was a Frank Zappa song.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:56 am

coalnewbie wrote:
don't eat the yellow snow


Clearly I am out of my depth culturally, I thought that was a Frank Zappa song.


Only when you, "call any vegetable."

Now, lets see who shows their age. :D

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:02 pm

Simon,

Before I forget again, your thanks for discovery should really go to Dennis. He was the one who found that stove and told me about it.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:06 pm

Grovelling apology to dhansen for lack of mention on the lead to this wonderful stove. I think the apology should be public.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: dhansen On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:27 pm

coalnewbie wrote:Grovelling apology to dhansen for lack of mention on the lead to this wonderful stove. I think the apology should be public.


Oh phooey. I'm happy it stayed in the "family." I can assure you if I could have used it, it would be sitting in my barn right now! I am doing my best to resist collecting though.

I hope the big boy brings you many happy BTUs. Won't take much to have it in tip-top condition.

What I REALLY want to find is the upper half of the bottom pans for my Glenwood No.6. The bottom piece isn't so much of an issue with Wilson's Woodstoves making steel replacements but the upper is a bugger. I hope Santa is listening!
dhansen
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No.6 and No.116

Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: dhansen On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:28 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
don't eat the yellow snow


Clearly I am out of my depth culturally, I thought that was a Frank Zappa song.


Where do you think Zappa gained his knowledge? :P
dhansen
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No.6 and No.116

Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:35 pm

I am doing my best to resist collecting though.


Hmmm, trying to make order out of insanity - LOL. It will never work but keep trying.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:25 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
I am doing my best to resist collecting though.


Hmmm, trying to make order out of insanity - LOL. It will never work but keep trying.


:D
For someone who's trying to resist collecting, Dennis is sure good at finding rare stoves !

Wish I could be that "resistant". :D

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:55 am

Beautiful stove. Don't wait too long to go get it.
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Re: Glenwood #8 and Ernest Shackelton

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:57 pm

So Rob I am taking your advice.

I thought hard about going North of Portland and my courage failed me. I mean are the polar bears mean, I heard rumors of sasquatches, are the roads ashphalted, could I run into Freddy on a dark lonely road - it's all too frightening. So I took the coalnewbie way out.

I sent a bankers check for the stove and wilson is going to pick it up (he has family from Maine and he speaks French and gibberish) take it back to the shop and go over it stem to stern. I hope he removes those thumbprints from the foot rail this time. I mean last time I had to use car wax on them before I could shave in them. Then I will pick up both stoves in about two weeks. Phew, I am exhausted from organizing all of this - I need a drink.

Excuse me whilst I drool with excitement. I wonder if William will come over for the ceremonial lighting? I mean he was the prime instigator. Oh well, I must sign off now as the evening shift at McDs is about to begin and I do not wish to be late.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

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