OUR BEST Base Burner

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Post By: alpineboard » Thu. Sep. 20, 2018 9:07 pm

Got this today. All parts complete. I do have the bottom w/air diffusers and the original cast 90 el w/ air adjust for the base exhaust.
Previous owner said he got it from Barnstable stove shop, and never hooked it up or lit it. It appears to be a complete tear down and rebuild. The re lining of pot dims are 13 inch dia, and 12 inch height, so #'s mean approx. 40 Pounds plus burn pot. I am excited to see how these burn.
Any hints on how to get the stove on its bottom base, alone? Or just find a second person.
Also , should I leave the air diffusers alone , or I can sand blast them and silver heat paint them. I need to slow cook any ideas of changing some thing this old. thanks, r
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Post By: alpineboard » Thu. Sep. 20, 2018 9:10 pm

OUR BEST Base Burner No. 116X
Leonard and Baker Stove Co.
Taunton , Mass

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Post By: alpineboard » Thu. Sep. 20, 2018 9:17 pm

Also, very possible new sheet steel body from the Barnstable shop. A few of the paint scrapes show a newer galv steel color underneath.

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Post By: Sunny Boy » Thu. Sep. 20, 2018 9:46 pm

Congrats on a very good base heater.

If need be, you can put the stove on it's base by yourself, if you have a lot of scrap pieces of boards by using the tilt-jack method. I've done this with my kitchen range - which is much heavier than your base heater. And I used the same method for my Glenwood #6, which is a twin of your Wings Best.

Remove everything possible to lighten the stove - including slide the grates and frame out.

Put the leg base where you want the stove to be.
Walk the stove onto a small rug and drag the stove next to the leg base.
Tilt the stove just enough to slip a board under one of the sides of the base pan.
Tilt it the opposite way and put a board under that side.
Keep tilting and placing boards until the stove's base pan is the same hieght as the leg base top edge.
Tilt the stove forward and place a longer board from the two stacks of boards over onto and across the base.
Tilt the stove backwards and slip another long board from stacks to leg base.

Gently rock and walk the stove across onto the leg base. Tilt and remove a long board and gently lower the stove onto the leg base making sure to align the edge overlap. Tilt the stove the other way and remove the last long board and again, be careful to align the edge overlap as you gently lower the stove onto the leg base.

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Post By: alpineboard » Thu. Sep. 20, 2018 10:02 pm

Thanks Paul, you explained it well, understood. And yes , it has new sheet steel, very obvious from looking at the inside. The top ring is rusted beyond getting a shine back from the nickel, but the bottom 3 ring segments cleaned up well enough with light scotch guard. Probably just leave the rest the way it is, nice old patina.

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Post By: Sunny Boy » Thu. Sep. 20, 2018 10:42 pm

alpineboard wrote:
Thu. Sep. 20, 2018 10:02 pm
Thanks Paul, you explained it well, understood. And yes , it has new sheet steel, very obvious from looking at the inside. The top ring is rusted beyond getting a shine back from the nickel, but the bottom 3 ring segments cleaned up well enough with light scotch guard. Probably just leave the rest the way it is, nice old patina.

A good coating of automotive paste wax on the nickel parts will reduce tendency to tarnish and help prevent further rusting.

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Post By: coalnewbie » Fri. Sep. 21, 2018 6:15 am

and so another member of the Taunton four horsemen clan is brought to life. After a 100 year rest, it is time to get to work. Well done, You will never regret this investment. Wings Best and Our Best, can anyone tell me the differences?

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Post By: freetown fred » Fri. Sep. 21, 2018 6:30 am

Nice find A :)


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Post By: alpineboard » Fri. Sep. 21, 2018 7:22 am

Yes, this one is an "Our Best", compared to "Wings Best"....? Will do some searching on Wiki.
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Post By: Sunny Boy » Fri. Sep. 21, 2018 7:56 am

Opps, sorry AB. I saw the 116X and the curved back pipe and thought it was a Wings Best. :oops:

Just noticed it has a Glenwood #6 bonnet and finial, too. Other than that and the name, it looks exactly like a Wings 116X.

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Post By: alpineboard » Fri. Sep. 21, 2018 8:26 am

Only you and some here would know that info to inform me, It all fits nicely. There is not much info on Leonard and Baker on the internet. I typed history of Leonard and Baker stove co. , not too many leads or links. L and B bought Glendale at some point in time. Will email the Barnstable co, and see if he has any history on stove manuf co's , dates, locations.

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Post By: Sunny Boy » Fri. Sep. 21, 2018 8:38 am

It's tough enough to find GW #6 and Wings 116X, you have the only example of an Our Best I can remember seeing.

Good thing Simon has his mustang now or he may be after it for his Taunton collection. :lol:

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Post By: joeq » Mon. Sep. 24, 2018 5:58 pm

How many stove factories are there in Taunton? My G111 was sold under the false pretense it was a "Taunton" stove, when it had "Glenwood" cast in big letters on it. Are we to assume that LB, wings, and Glenwood are all the same manufacturer?
(By the way Alp, looks like you've got a Cadillac stove there. Deserving of some "new" nickel plating. Maybe Santa will be good to you this year.) :)

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Post By: franco b » Mon. Sep. 24, 2018 6:14 pm

The only thing I would add to Paul's excellent tutorial is to measure the stove and base carefully to be sure you have it right way round. There might be slight difference.

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Post By: mntbugy » Mon. Sep. 24, 2018 11:16 pm

Paulie and I played with Skip's. Our,Wings and 6 . The load doors were very similar. But the GW 6 load door has a different radius to it. Not fitting on the Wings, or the Ours.

I think all 3 have slight differences in the finial.

The skirt pieces not sure about or grate frames.


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