Identifying a Harman Stove

Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: coal-cooker On: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:42 pm

I am looking at buying an older Harman hand fired stove and would like to know what model it is. The stove is supposed to be around 12 years old. All of the new Mark I, II, and III stoves have a single pane of glass in the door, but this one has 3 panes. Is there any clear way of identifying an older model Harman?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Crane/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Cooker/Mark II

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:09 am

My old Harmon Mark III had three separate panes of glass on the door. Other than that the new one looks just like the old one. There should be a small steel plate on the back that has the model # and some other info on it.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:52 am

is there a way for you to post pics of the stove? also, you could contact a Harman dealer.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

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Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: coal-cooker On: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:01 am

Thanks, It looks just like the one titleist1 has posted in pictures. I suspect it is a Mark III, but ther is no label that I can find. Also, the new stoves specs state that a mark III has 3 grates and this one has 2. I plan on measuring it and see which of the new stoves it comes closest too. It is current installed in a basement and I can not see good in back, so maybe there is a label that I can not see with a flashlite.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Crane/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Cooker/Mark II

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:51 pm

The mark I and mark II have two grates.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: Steve.N On: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:04 am

The MKI is 20 inches wide and the MKII is 25 inches wide both have two grates
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman mkII
Stove/Furnace Model: Axeman Anderson 260 at store

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: coal-cooker On: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:46 pm

Well, I bought it. Still don't know which one it is, until I go back over and measure it. It is either a Mark II or III. Now the fun begins, it is in the family room in the basement. Only way out is up a flight of stairs. Going over later this week to remove it and bring it home. Will post pictures once I have it here.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Crane/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Cooker/Mark II

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: Steve.N On: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:30 am

That is a heavy puppy, even removing all the loose stuff like door grates etc. it still weighs more than two guys can carry. good luck!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman mkII
Stove/Furnace Model: Axeman Anderson 260 at store

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:15 am

Mark I is 339lbs 19D X 32Hx 20W

Mark II is 449lbs 19 1/2 D X 32 1/2 H x 25 W

Mark III is 530lbs 24D X 32 1/2 H X 25 W

S F-250 580lbs 35 1/2 D X 43H X 20 1/2 W

They also Made in the late 79 Early 80's The Harman Hero same size as The Mark I with no Glass steel door with two draft Knobs on the loading door & one on the ash door it was a combo Wood/coal That's why it had two air knobs on the door still has the shaker hadel on the side I have a good friend that has one 1980 model I think they made them until 1985 or 1986 then they Replaced it with the Mark I II III series with the three piece glass window until sometime in the early to mid 90's then they went with the one piece Glass The first two Years Harman started 1977 1978 if I Remember
correctly only made wood stove's No coal stoves Hope this helps :)
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Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:04 pm

Please post photos when you get it home.
2 other people helped me lower the Mark I out of my truck, then I strapped it to a hand truck to move it around. Much easier then trying to carry it. If you don't have a hand truck it is worthwhile to invest in one, you don't need to buy an expensive one. You would be surprised how much you'll use it.
If the legs on the stove are too far apart for the hand truck you can remove them, they are bolted on.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: Salemcoal On: Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:40 pm

Coal Cooker Congrats on your Harman mark series purchase. My brother has a mark II and loves it. As far as moving it I would take off both doors and remove the shaker gratres. I bought an old harman sf 150 this winter that I had to remove from a cellar. After removing the doors and grates my brother and I attached it to a handtruck with a heavy duty ratchet tie down . With some weight off and it secured tightly to the handtruck it was pretty easy to move around. Much easier to muscle than the harman boiler I bought a few weeks later.
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Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: coal-cooker On: Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:57 pm

Well it's home. I had to remove everything that was removable to lighten it up. Three of us removed it from a basement where it had been sitting for the last ten or twelve years. I rented a large appliance dolly from UHAUL (best $10 I ever spent) and it rolled real easy. No issues, no hernias. Now to start cleaning it up for next winter. Needs new bricks, gaskets and new panes in the door, but other than that it is solid.
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Harman Mark II on the day it came home
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Stove/Furnace Make: Crane/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Cooker/Mark II

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:49 pm

coal-cooker wrote:Well it's home. I had to remove everything that was removable to lighten it up. Three of us removed it from a basement where it had been sitting for the last ten or twelve years. I rented a large appliance dolly from UHAUL (best $10 I ever spent) and it rolled real easy. No issues, no hernias. Now to start cleaning it up for next winter. Needs new bricks, gaskets and new panes in the door, but other than that it is solid.



Nice looking stove....Good luck with it!
(couldn't you have posted a larger picture of it? :D .......I think I just used up all the free space on my hard drive to see it!!)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:50 pm

coal-cooker wrote:Well it's home. I had to remove everything that was removable to lighten it up. Three of us removed it from a basement where it had been sitting for the last ten or twelve years. I rented a large appliance dolly from UHAUL (best $10 I ever spent) and it rolled real easy. No issues, no hernias. Now to start cleaning it up for next winter. Needs new bricks, gaskets and new panes in the door, but other than that it is solid.


That looks just like one I almost bought...never did find out what model it was...so which one is it? That Gold trim will polish up real nice, good find. :)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: coal-cooker On: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:55 pm

Based on the measurements, it is a Mark II. There is no ID plate to be found and the lady did not know. She said she bought it new about twelve years ago, but could not get into burning coal long term. Too much work lugging in the coal.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Crane/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Cooker/Mark II

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