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Bevarex II - Phoebus 725 clone

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  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

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    A very close match, Bevarex on the right

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    A tell-tale perhaps that the manufacturer intended the stove to have the stove with the same gold paint finish is the paint finish exposed by the burning away of the top coat in the primer cup

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    The Bevarex burner seals to the tank with a crushable brass washer, which I annealed by heating it up to red heat before reassembly

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    Some detailed differences between the pricker rack/needle assembly and jet. The Bevarex doesn't have the feature of a replaceable needle as does the Phoebus (on the left)

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    On the Bevarex, only the tip of the pricker wire enters the jet and doesn't project through to the other side, but does the job

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    Both stoves achieve shut-off by having the tapered shoulder of the pricker mount make a seal against the rim of a constriction in the riser tube, just above the regulator pinion

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    The bases

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    I'm unable to interpret the stamping at the centre of the base of either stove

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    The boxes. That of the Bevarex is roomier

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    Bevarex box graphics

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    Curious that the illustration of the stove is a clear representation of a Phoebus rather than the Bevarex - filler cap/safety release valve and windshield (separate brazed-on lifter handle on the Phoebus)


    The graphics on the Phoebus tin

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    Fuel tank decal on the Bevarex

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    Filler cap and safety release valve seals replaced, then fuelled up, primed with alcohol and away it went. Indistinguishable performance from that of the Phoebus, unsurprisingly

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    Good result too with the roarer flame plate replaced with a silent burner converter cap from this Duo-Burn stove

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    John
     
  2. Tony Press

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    Very nice! :thumbup:
     
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    Lovely stuff John, I must get photos of mine up as well.

    Alec
     
  4. presscall

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    You've one of these, Alec?

    A BAT's not so far removed from the Phoebus configuration. The BAT's bigger

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    John
     
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    I have an assortment of eastern-bloc stoves to post John @presscall 8)

    Alec
     
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    @Rangie
    Looking forward to seeing them Alec and tales associated with them to rival a John le Carré novel maybe?

    I'm enjoying this stove ...

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    John
     
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    This is so kewl! :thumbup:
     
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    Just putting this out there but did Pheobus have factories in Prague before the war that continued in state ownership once it was behind the iron curtain? Or is it just a blatant copy from the period of the cold war?
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    @Jeopardy
    Really good point you raise, John, and something I've dabbled in researching previously - with help from CCS contributor Dusan - in THIS post.

    In that post/thread I said, in respect of the Gerson Boehme and Rosenthal company (Rosenthal was Phoebus brand founder),

    ... and again further down the thread,

    That family connection in the early days doesn't explain how a Phoebus 725 clone arose (the Bevarex) whenever it was produced, I'm guessing 1970's (?). More research needed!

    John
     
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    John, I presume you are buying from abroad now? Hope fully this might give me chance to get some results from Ebay? Only joking mate! They both look fine stoves, not for me at the moment but never say never and all that!

    Si
     
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    Buying from abroad Si?

    I've purchased the occasional item from Yorkshire, I can't deny it ...

    John
     
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    Nice one John :lol::lol::lol:

    Si
     

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