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1942 stamped 520 - 4 legger

Discussion in 'Military' started by idahostoveguy, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Knight84 Canada

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    Ya Sam is right it sounds like a Coleman 527

    These medical stoves stayed in service a lot longer than the 520 did. A great source of parts and the stoves are normally in good shape.

    I will keep an eye out for the pot support. They made many spare parts for these stoves, including a whole pot support replacement.

    Cheers,
    Jeff
     
  2. OMC

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    Sam,
    I thank you for this and your many other reference posts. I'm bumping this to add info. The list below is info gleaned from examples I've seen, re: US Coleman No.520 only.

    c1941 a US Army military specification requested production of a pocket stove, referred to as an M-1941. Coleman was one of the companies to produce an M-1941. For Coleman version it was aka Coleman No.520 (produced 1941-45, '46? Referred to only as 520 below), fwiw M-1941 is the WW2 stove praised by Ernie Pyle.

    I share details below of *examples. I tried to be accurate with the info that I've listed, not presented as a complete list (not yet) but some may find it helpful.

    Some
    No.520 details:
    1941 brass tank, 4 leg, small fill tube, aluminum "top half" tin
    1942 steel tank, 4 leg, small fill tube, aluminum "top half" tin
    1942 steel tank, 4 leg, large fill tube, steel tin
    1943 steel tank, 3 leg, aluminum? tin
    1944 steel tank, 3 leg, aluminum tin
    1944 brass tank, 3 leg, aluminum tin
    1945 brass tank, 3 leg, aluminum tin

    thx omc
    tag @idahostoveguy

    PS same list but with more detail:
    1941 brass tank, 4 leg, small fill tube, aluminum "top half" tin, (nickel plated tank vs all others painted)
    1942 steel tank, 4 leg, small fill tube, aluminum "top half" tin, held in-place w/spring clip (protects top portion of stove). A steel tank (vs brass tank of '41), was this version destined for ['42] civil defense?
    1942 steel tank, 4 leg, large fill tube, steel tin (protects whole stove), funnel not chained, bottom of tin is:
    U S , C M MFG. CO, 1942 and on another was...
    U. S. , T.A.C.U. Co. , 1942
    1943 steel tank, 3 leg, aluminum? tin, 1943-45 large fill tube and funnel is chained
    1944 steel tank, 3 leg, aluminum tin US C M MFG. 1944 on bottom
    1944 brass tank, 3 leg, aluminum tin US C M MFG. 1944 on bottom
    1945 brass tank, 3 leg, aluminum tin US C M MFG. 1945 on bottom
    [ 1946 brass tank, 3 leg, aluminum tin US C M MFG. ... ]
    We will like more examples and more confirmation re 1946 however I do include (presumably rare) [ 1946 ]. Finding 1 vague example and very little mention I am less certain but also find no reason to doubt it... which tentatively puts 520 production ending in 1946.

    Re tin for rare 1941 520s: known 1941 520 examples have the clip (to secure a top-half tin) and other 1941 520 examples do not have that clip but also do not have their tin.
    A '41 example with a '41 steel tin (protects whole stove) will be a welcomed line item (maybe even a green '41?), I have not seen either of these to-date.
     

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