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Parasene Collapsible Stove

Discussion in 'Parasene' started by kerophile, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Hi, Here are some photos of a Parasene two-pint collapsible paraffin ( kerosene) stove.
    This is a British made stove from the 1950/60s:

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    The manufacturer is believed to be MH Berlyn Co. Ltd.. However, look at that distinctive burner. It is a Townsend and Coxon patent, with the removable screw to give easy access to the jet.

    Did Parasene purchase stoves or parts from other manufacturers in the Birmingham area?

    Regards,
    Kerophile
     
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  2. Henry

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    Pretty :D

    I have one of the beasties myself :D

    Nowhere that good though :cry:
     
  3. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Hi Henry, thanks for the kind comment. This is the only stove I have seen with what appear to be copper feet, rather than the more usual brass or steel.
    A neat feature is the small diameter trivet or pan-holder, which allows it to fit into the carrying box.
    Regards,
    George.
     
  4. DAVE GIBSON United States

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    ONCE AGAIN..
    very high quality work...not just another run-of-the-mill stove but a real
    collectors item..i have not seen a burner like that before..very clever,-after
    fooling around trying to remove the jet from other stoves i'm surprised that
    more were not made with easy jet access in mind...
     
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    kaw550red United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Hi George

    The burner patent was applied for on 31/8/43 so expired in 1963.

    Prior to the expiry several firms made the burner under license for MoD stoves. I think that the granting the license to other MoD stove makers was probably a condition of Burmos making MoD stoves. As far as I know the license did not apply to civilian stoves

    After the patent expired several firms used the burner design.

    This suggests that the burner was made no sooner than September 1963 so the stove must date after that unless the burner is a replacement

    Regards Bryan
     
  6. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Hi Bryan thanks for the inforamation. You are a fount of knowledge.
    I think you date of the early 1960s could be about right. I believe this is the original burner that came with the stove, as it was little-used when I received the boxed outfit.
    I have now seen this burner type on fair number of "made in England" stoves.
    Best Regards,
    George.
     
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    Hi Kerophile, its amazing to me that you can find stoves such as this in such pristine condition. very nice!
     
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    Spiritburner United Kingdom Admin Subscriber

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    I believe Berlyns made their own stoves - although maybe not throughout all their history.

    This burner was used by a few British makers outside of MOD/War Office contracts. The patent does not necessarily have to have expired as such things can be made under licence. Having said that I've talked to a few 'old timers' who bought this model in the 60's.
     

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