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Sirram kettle and tea set

Discussion in 'Marris Ltd - (Sirram)' started by presscall, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

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    For some time I've admired Zincman's collection of 'Sirramalia' and was pleased to pick up this set of a pattern Zincman had featured HERE .

    It had escaped tin-worm attack, or at least all but a bit of pitting to the surface of the painted tin box containing the set

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    The set lacked an instructions label on the inside of the lid however ...

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    ... and with those sets of Zincman's in mind, I PT'd him to ask if he'd copy one of the labels. He generously sent me copies of several types and I plumped for one of an era which matched the serif-font of the embossed 'Sirram' on the burner cap and of the 'Sirram' name painted, though barely visible, on the front of the box.

    I stained the reproduction label with tea as an easy low-tech method to cut back the contrast and brightness and simulate ageing a bit better than the version straight off the printer

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    Complete! thanks to Zincman

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    Boxed set and components are a wonderful box of tricks

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    Burner with the lettering I had a match for ...

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    ... and the painted Sirram logo on the box

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    It just remained to fire up the burner and brew up

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    John
     
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  2. Cavry United States

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    Excellent. I like that! Nice job on the directions sheet too.
     
  3. geneislucky United States

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    A great box of tricks, planned out for nesting and small carry volume. A pleasure to view the photos. Thanks.
     
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    Glad to see another wonderful piece of stoving history being preserved. Have you got any particular techniques for preventing "tin-worm" in the future?

    Regards
    John
     
  5. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

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    I made sure the kettle interior was as dry as I could get it after use and I don't keep meths in the 'spirits' tin, since it absorbs water out of the air above the fuel in a container (hygroscopic I think the term is) and that kick-starts the process, usually in the seams.

    Those precautions aside, it'll certainly get used.

    John
     
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    loco7stove United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Hi John

    Very nice little Sirram stove set. 8) :D/ :D/ :D/ :thumbup: I do like an atmospheric stove 8) :thumbup:

    Stu :D :thumbup:
     
  7. snwcmpr United States

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    Yes, very nice, John.

    Ken in NC
     
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    shagratork United Kingdom Moderator Subscriber

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    HI John

    Great acquisition.
    I also love the quirky Sirram sets.
    So nice to find one in such good condition.
    I love the 'aged' label. :D
     
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    A very nice set John. I do like the fact that the fuel tin goes inside the kettle. I suppose they did away with that when they decided to include a tea strainer in the top of the kettle.

    I seem to have cardboard a box full of odd Sirram bits and pieces. An odd burner from here, a stand from there, and odd kettles. Mostly an accumulation from last years car boot sale trips. I'll have to lay it all out and see if anything matches up. I've got a square Sirram copper kettle on it's way to me - not seen a square one before.

    Terry
     
  10. Doc Mark

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    Greetings, John, and All,

    I, too, love the look of those old "Sirram" sets, but those are something you only rarely find in the US. We had a chance to buy a wicker picnic basket setup, which I very much believe was a "Sirram", but there were missing pieces, and the price was out of our range. Neat idea, however, and it's wonderful when I get to see these neat old sets here at CCS! Thanks for sharing, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Mark
     

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