Have enjoyed the journey with the 109. This thread and pictures has lead me to the conclusion that I really like the looks of this particular stove as well as other Glenwood and Crawford stoves I've seen. The style of these models are much to my liking.
I had forgotten about baro's altogether, but this thread stirred up some memories of the baro hooked up on my great aunt's Warm Morning stove she had in southeastern KY. I can remember sitting on the couch sometimes staring at it move back and forth, other times listening to it 'tink' when it moved. Come to think of it. I don't think I can recall ever seeing a baro hooked up on any wood burners that I've seen. Maybe, and vaguely, one or two. Can't say for certain...been too long ago.
I don't have a coal burner yet, but I wonder if a mano would benefit me in any way now. I really have no way of knowing how well my chimney drafts other than the smoke.
The more I read about base burners the more I want one.