Gibraltar Stove

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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hugg
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman / Gibraltar
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Location: newton twp. PA

Post Sat. Feb. 07, 2009 8:23 am

I love this stove. I loaded her up last night at 5:30 then went to work a 12 hour shift. I got home at 8:45 this morning and it was still going strong. Does anyone know why these stoves arent available anymore? Did the company just go out of business? If so, when did they go out of business? I have no idea how old this stove is cause it came with the house. :D

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Post Sat. Feb. 07, 2009 9:50 am

I think the stove company was just one part of a big company. coal berner knows the story. I'm running a CFS, easily the best handfired I've ever run.

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dtzackus
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar LCC
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: LCC
Location: Schuylkill County, PA

Post Sat. Feb. 07, 2009 9:23 pm

our local gibraltar expert is coal berner (J.C.). He recommended that I bought my LCC unit and it was probably the best decision that I had made for heating the house. It runs great and can run 12 hours before anything needs to be done, plus I like the fact that the shakers and parts are made heavy to with stand anything. I joke with my 5 year old, that if he is lucky this coal unit will be his one day.

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coal berner
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520
Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Sat. Feb. 07, 2009 11:04 pm

hugg wrote:I love this stove. I loaded her up last night at 5:30 then went to work a 12 hour shift. I got home at 8:45 this morning and it was still going strong. Does anyone know why these stoves arent available anymore? Did the company just go out of business? If so, when did they go out of business? I have no idea how old this stove is cause it came with the house. :D
Here you go it is a long one .When I got my MCC model 3 season's ago the guy I bought it from said it was 3 years old he bought it new in 2004 . The Report below says March 2007 . So From That I would say they stopped making them in or around 2004 or 2005 . But then I found the third one that says the company was INC. in 1996 and it was not active.
So Who Know's But I will Say this IMO There are the best made Hand fed air tight stove ever made Period. 12 Hrs in nothing for these stoves.The MCC LCC CFS DDI CFI Are Big Stove's That hold alot of coal. I know I can Run my Mcc from 28 to 40Hr depending on what coal and the outside temps are.Yes 40 Hrs on a load of 105lbs of coal. I Load the stove
once every other day some times more and shake once a day and leave it alone until 28 or 40hrs later. I use this stove for Two seasons I would light it in Oct and shut it down in May. 3.5 to 5 tons depending on the winter weather. Heating a 1948 coal ash cider block house 3140 Sq Ft. Greg LS. Farm Stayed At My house in winter 2007 08 for a few days. He Seen How The Stove Worked I Don't think he was ever cold either. The Temps upstairs was always between 74 To 76 The Downstairs was always 10 to 14 degrees warmer. Before this stove I had a 1979 first model Alaska Kodiak Duel Fuel stove big stove. A few Heatrola. Warm Morning 400 & 460. Tennessee Stove works model 322 stove Giant stove . Alaska Stoker stove kodiak first model 1985. Have a 1998 Alaska Kodiak Hopper fed did not burn this one yet. By far the The Gibraltar out Performs them all as far as long burn time.Some of them put out more heat but did not burn nowhere near aslong .But then some of theses stove's where three times the size of The MCC . So the heat output should be more . Anyway Enjoy the info below.

http://sec.edgar-online.com/gibraltar-industries- ... tion2.aspx

http://yahoo.brand.edgar-online.com/EFX_dll/EDGAR ... ID=5035917

http://www.corporationwiki.com/Florida/Sarasota/g ... 01702.aspx
J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
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Post Sun. Feb. 08, 2009 8:12 am

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Cap
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Post Sun. Feb. 08, 2009 6:42 pm

Why did they stop building the Gibraltar models? What state were they built?
I see a few on craig list here and there earlier in the season.
Cap
Lehigh Twp.
Northampton Co., PA

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coal berner
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
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Stove/Furnace Model: DF520
Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Mon. Feb. 09, 2009 4:06 pm

Cap wrote:Why did they stop building the Gibraltar models? What state were they built?
I see a few on craig list here and there earlier in the season.
Read the third post above why they stopped making them in short big company was sold and broken up.
There where made in NY .
I have a little question seems like there a several people wondering why they stopped making Gibraltar stoves .
My Question is well why was Harman stove's sold.
They where many stove companies in business from the turn of the Century up to the 60s 70's 80'S & 90's Why did they all go out of Business.
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Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404, Harman MK I
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Location: Rhode Island

Post Mon. Feb. 09, 2009 5:18 pm

There where many stove companies in business in the 70's 80'S & 90's Why did they all go out of Business?

I would have to say one word "Sales"

Rich
Been cooking coal with the Crane for over 30 yrs.

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Post Mon. Feb. 09, 2009 5:29 pm

coalvet wrote:There where many stove companies in business in the 70's 80'S & 90's Why did they all go out of Business?

I would have to one word "Sales"

Rich
Yes that would be one also advertising lack of interest in coal / wood Being Oil was cheaper and cleaner / less work
Company getting to big in other area's Good example Harman STOVE'S . Not Keeping up with the Times . And so on
J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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