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AGM KampKook Model No. 3

Discussion in 'AGM - American Gas machine' started by idahostoveguy, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. idahostoveguy

    idahostoveguy Subscriber

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    American Gas Machines (AGM) Kampkook Model No. 3.

    Stumbled upon this ancient device and found it to be in very good working condition. Didn't replace or fettle anything on this stove. I added oil to the pump, filled with white gas fuel and fired it up.

    What's interesting about this working wonder is that it is a lot smaller than most suitcases, if not the smallest suitcase other than an Optimus 22B. They both may be the same size. The width is around 14 inches (~35 cm) and 8 inches (20 cm) deep, and about 4 inches (10 cm) tall, when it is all close up. Compared to the AGM 77 and small Coleman suitcases, like the 425, this one is smaller. Still heavier though.

    Everything you see is as found and it works. Flame pics will be in the next post.

    This one is a bit more difficult to light up due to age and to not having an air feed valve like later Kampkooks, which would appear as a second knob to allow extra air in during first light up. It took a good 3 minutes to get things hot enough to get the stove to a blue flame, but when it got there, it was nothing but nice flame on both burners...

    sam




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    Here's the stove before light up. The rust looks worse than it really is. Flash photography has a way of enhancing rust colors.


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    Here are the flame shots. The unique thing about this double burner is that you can adjust the flames so that they burn at the same rate and make both burn at very high output, unlike Coleman stoves that have a weak secondary burner. This design is quite nice for that purpose. I can boil two kettles of water at the same time and at the same rate. Nice.

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    Very nice!

    Do I see a valve on the left side that controls the left burner?

    Yonadav
     
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    Yes you do!
     
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  5. alnl1996

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    An external pump? Interesting.
     
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    shagratork United Kingdom Moderator Subscriber

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    The flame shots do really look good - all pure blue.
    The claim for this stove was, 'Burners can never clog and never require cleaning.'

    The original colour of your stove appears to be the AGM 'Olive Drab'.
    Have you got a date for this stove?
     
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    Date for this little guy is around the mid-1920's or later. Probably 3rd or 4th generation of this model.

    Sam
     
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    Hi Sam, that agrees with what I thought.
    I have some evidence that the 'Olive Drab' enamel was applied to the No.3 stoves between 1924 and 1928.
     

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