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Discussion in 'Prentiss Wabers (Preway)' started by z1ulike, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. z1ulike

    z1ulike United States Subscriber

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    I've never seen a stove where the lid slides open like this one.
    01 tank lid slide.JPG 02 Lid open.JPG

    The name plate doesn't designate a model number.
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    It came with a wrench for turning the burners on and off.
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    Here is a closeup of the air release screw. I don't have the pump.
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    The left burner has a preheat cup.

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    The right burner does not.

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    The tank is permanently mounted outside the stove.
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    I'd appreciate knowing the approximate age and any other information about this stove.

    Thanks!
    Ben
     
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    I can't offer any informed knowledge of the marque/model Ben but I can certainly register my admiration for a fine vintage stove.

    The diversity and (sometimes) complexity of designs of what were after all utility devices never ceases to amaze and entertain.

    Looking forward to seeing it fired up one day.

    John
     
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    Wowza. Do you need a pump?? I've got a couple of iron pumps I am not using.
     
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    I like it. Cool. :)
     
  5. z1ulike

    z1ulike United States Subscriber

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    @Majicwrench thanks for the offer but I think I'll look around and see if I can't find a brass pump like these. They seem to come up on eBay from time to time.

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    Ben
     
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    That isn't an air release. It is a positive lock for the filler cap. When loosening the top part you can pump air with the external pump, and the ball in the filler cap doesn't let the air back out, much like a Coleman check valve. The top part is then locked as a safety measure to ensure pressure is kept inside the tank, much like the current Coleman pump rod and check valve set up. If loosened it won't release air, unless the ball/check valve is failing. This cap is common to all the external pump stoves and lanterns of the day. PW, AGM, Coleman, Basford, etc.

    Nice stove.
    There should be a lever of some kind to put the liquid fuel into the preheat cup. The other position will allow fuel through the jet. Unless the jet will drip fuel into the cup if not vaporized.
    "Wisconsin Rapids" is a date identifier. I can't recall now... 1918-1921 (?) I'd have to look it up again. They moved from Grand Rapids to Wisconsin Rapids.
     
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    AWESOME stove, almost looks like a #1 to me as it used a key to open and close the valves.I would just pre heat with alcy
    Jan
     
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    z1ulike United States Subscriber

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    @snwcmpr thanks for straightening me out about the check valve. I simply turned it and thought it must be an air release. There's no lever so apparently you just open the left valve and let the fuel drip into the preheat cup. I don't have many suitcase stoves so this is all new to me and I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge. THANKS!

    Ben
     
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    Glad to help. I learned it here.
     
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  11. Majicwrench United States

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    Ben, It would be a little brass pump like the one pictured, except with a wooden handle.
     
  12. snwcmpr United States

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    Some of mine have loops of the rod for a handle. A Lakeside by PW I just got is like that.
    Are they manufacturer specific? I don't have enough to know.
     
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    @snwcmpr Montgomery Wards sold Prentiss Wabers stoves under the Lakeside label. PM me if you have a loop style pump you'd be willing to part with. I could sure use one.

    Ben
     
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    yes it should have the metal loop handle. Glad I don't live closer or the PW might wander off in the middle of the night:lol:
    Jan
     

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