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    Posted 8 years ago

    willys49
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    33" tall 26 1/2 " wide 2 burner kerosene stove make unknown. Letters A 2 on bottom rack below burner mantles. Found in Ca. Burner says handle guard and match scratch.

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    1. willys49, 8 years ago
      Hi scottvez I received this stove from a 95 year old friend who bought it new many years ago but she can not remember when or where. I'm just trying to figure out who it was made babe and wether it would be used in a kitchen or for camping.
    2. willys49, 8 years ago
      I'm sorry who it was made by
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      These stoves were a common kitchen item in the late 40's and all through the 50's in rural areas. Ours was a three burner, you put the coffee pot on one and cooked toast on the other two. Long as the wick wasn't to high you didn't taste kerosene in the toast.
    4. willys49, 8 years ago
      Would they have been used indoors or out?
    5. willys49, 8 years ago
      If used indoors I'm sure they would require plenty of ventilation
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      Our kitchen was inside. Just to show you I can take it, this is probably a Montgomery Wards stove. Earlier ones had a one gallon glass tank mounted on the right side. Check also Perfection stove company and I believe you will find it without any problem. Value will be an issue because you need to find a buyer and there aren't many.
    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      Houses back then didn't have insulation so ventilation was never a problem
    8. willys49, 8 years ago
      Thank you kindly. Not really interested in value. I traded for work and the stove is more of a decorative piece than anything. It sat outdoors for many years. So there is a great deal of patina on it.
    9. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      If you use it at all, keep in mind those tanks and the reservoirs leak and can be a real fire hazard. There should be a spring on a nipple on the tank and that can be an issue also.
    10. willys49, 8 years ago
      Thank You. I would be scared to use it. Strictly for decoration
    11. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      OK, the tank as you show it is up side down. The nipple and spring go down into the reservoir, as the stove uses kerosene it automatically refills.
    12. willys49, 8 years ago
      I wonder who put it together. Also I wonder if they ever had problems with it when they used it. There is a glass viewing lens on the front of the tank.however it has so much sediment inside that the fluid is no longer visible
    13. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      If the tank is permanently mounted then what is showing is a vent. Normally the tank lifted off so it could be taken outside to refill it. The picture is distant but it looks like the nipple and spring are aimed up. The sight glass was there like a gas gauge in a car. My job as a kid was to make sure the kero tanks were full before sun down. If you plan to try lighting this stove make sure you pay your medical insurance bill first and do it out in a field alone. Think of it as a homemade hand grenade.
    14. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      What happened with the photos-- now I have to get my laptop off the wall!

      scott

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