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RM Picnic Stove Nickel Plated

Discussion in 'RM MFG & Engineering Co Ltd' started by idahostoveguy, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. idahostoveguy

    idahostoveguy Subscriber

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    I was very fortunate to have acquired this RM Picnic Stove from a very nice CCS member here in the States. It was Made in England as it is embossed in the tank so I'm expecting very good quality for years to come and it shows in all the small parts. Very well engineered. It's a beautiful nickel plated stove that functions quite well. Little bit of yellow in the flames, but none while kettle is on. Very hot burner.

    I'm guessing, based on the other stoves in the gallery, that this is not the earliest version since there are graphics on the worn tin, but no matter, very nice and old is good enough aging for me. It came with a spanner/wrench and that was it. Very nice.

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    Had to replace the filler cap gasket and the reserve cap gasket as these were as hard as plastic and just cracked to pieces when I went to remove them. The Nitrile replacements I made will work well enough.

    The NRV held quite nicely so no work there after I oiled the new-looking pump leather that was still intact. All in all, the stove looked very little used and had no serious blemishes other than age.

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  2. mr optimus

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    Hi Sam a very kind member indeed,the RM's were a very good quality and well built stove and they do perfor brilliantly,i say they are to the same quality as the Sweedish stoves,but the tank lettering engraving may be not as nice as a Svea or Radius
     
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    Hi Sam. That is a very nice looking stove, you are very lucky indeed. I really like your photography.
     
  4. idahostoveguy

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    Brian, Rick, thanks for your comments. The lettering looks a lot better in person, the photos don't do it justice, although, I tried to capture the look but it didn't appear the same.

    I like the embossed lettering on English stoves, they just have that special something about how it is done. It's not engraved (at least I don't think it is), it's a stamping instead.


    atb,
    sam
     
  5. David Shouksmith

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    I have one of these (without accessories and box :cry:) which I fettled back to life last Sunday. The performance of mine's exactly the same as yours, Sam - some yellowing of the flame which disappears when the kettle is put on and very hot. Are you sure it's nickel, though? I'd have guessed chrome.

    Any idea of the age? RM were taken over by SH&S on 18th May 1950 so I'd guess post-war and up to around that date, maybe possibly beyond, given they'd probably have some stock of RM tanks to use up.

    I'm eBaying it once it's been tidied up - needs a quick polish to show it at its best... :thumbup:
     
  6. idahostoveguy

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    David,

    It's quite possible that it's chrome plated, but not sure, so I flipped a coin and went with nickel. The coin was a buffalo nickel, by the way.

    As for age, I have no idea. I would guess 40's or 50's, but I'm just guessing.

    Sam
     
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    Cheers, Sam - anyone else like to chip in here?
     

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