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RM Rambler and refill cartridge

Discussion in 'RM MFG & Engineering Co Ltd' started by presscall, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

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    A late example of an RM Rambler, boxed with original packing materials and with a rare refill cartridge

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    Complete with a refilling adaptor, but more of that in a moment

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    The burner's not seen much, if any, use with the paint (over brass) still intact

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    The refilling adaptor has a lindal screw fitting at one end ...

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    ... and at the other end, a self-sealing valve in a probe that's inserted in the fuel tank's inlet valve

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    The cartridge refers to RM's owners (from 1950) Samuel Heath and Sons - SHS and Heathware branding

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    I've an older, used, RM Rambler and there are differences

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    The tank shape (higher domed top and base on the newer one) ...

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    ... and by the time the newer one was produced, they realised that one grub-screw was sufficient to secure the control knob in place

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    The newer one (on the right) is the slightly better performer

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    Bryan Miller featured an example of an earlier incarnation of the RM refill cartridge, unique to the stove, with the adaptor/valve an intrinsic part of the cartridge

    kaw550red's example


    I reckon thisthe version of the RM Rambler I've featured is one of the last before production ended. Though the introduction of the lindal-valve cartridge (opening up a wider range of UK and overseas-sourced donor cartridges, as the adaptor packaging pointed out) should have boosted sales, it must not have been enough.

    Presumably the buying public reasoned that a stove in which the lindal-valved cartridge stayed attached to the stove until empty made more sense.

    John
     
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  2. presscall

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    The older example I have of the stove was boxed and came with instructions and this order form for the cartridges (pre-lindal valve type).

    Looks expensive at five shillings and threepence!

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    Instruction sheet

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    John
     
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    Hey John, where do you find this unique stoves :shock: Nice indeed and congrats on the additional stove family member :lol:

    Ron
     
  4. presscall

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    Thanks Ron. The RM? Like buses, two came along at once ...

    From fettling forum, re-gassing an RM Rambler without the RM adaptor

    RM Ramber re-gassing

    John
     
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  5. gunsoo

    gunsoo Korea, Republic of Subscriber

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    Hi John. :)
    you are greedy!! :mrgreen: (my joke)
    really beautiful yellow color tank.
    and special flame . :clap:
    thanks sharing us. John.

    Gunsoo
     
  6. hikin_jim United States

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    Good looking stoves, well illustrated.

    Thanks as always for sharing.

    HJ
     
  7. idahostoveguy

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    John,

    Sweet flames and stoves you have there!


    Thanks,
    sam
     

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