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Aladdin suitcase stove

Discussion in 'Aladdin' started by Matty, May 12, 2016.

  1. Matty Australia

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    Ben,

    Congratulations on a very fine stove.

    I was lucky enough to get some original lighting instruction with my stove of this type from the early 50's.

    If you would like me to send you a copy just give me a cooee.

    If you are really getting some Australian flavour about you, you should know or learn just what a cooee is.
     
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    Funfundfunfzig Australia Subscriber

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    Do it Ben!

    Battered and deep fried fairy penguin on a stick is delicious!
     
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    @Matty
    What's the heater thing in you picture with the stove?
     
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    Matty my two , one in the case and one without have brass tanks. The steel ones may have something to do with the war where brass was a scarce thing and went into munitions.

    Cheers
    Rob
     
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    @Funfundfunfzig

    Sorry mate, I've only just noticed your question.

    I don't have a clue, it's the only one I've ever seen.

    @Robert Bruce

    Rob, yes, that makes sense. I think the war played havoc on stove and lamp making and also brass drives meant the destruction of a lot of lamps and stoves.

    There is a white Aladdin stove depicted in this topic. I bought some stuff recently and unbeknown to me, until it arrived, the seller threw in an Aladdin that is painted white. I kind of thought it may have been painted by the previous owner as I simply hadn't noticed Aladdin suitcases that were white previously.

    I now have 4 of these suitcases and each definitely differ from the next one despite looking very much the same at first glance. Aladdin lamps made in Australia were a lot like that, certainly the war year ones. Many differed from materials used to slight changes in design. I think again, as you said Robert, it may well have come down to availability of materials during and say the first 5 years after the war.

    I also think more than one 3rd part manufacturer were used and those 3rd party manufacturers differed slightly in the designs they used.
     

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