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"TOURIST" Albert Lea Foundry

Discussion in 'AGM - American Gas machine' started by scouterjan, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. scouterjan

    scouterjan Canada Subscriber

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    Albert Lea became AGM. This was passed on to be by a good friend this past weekend, took a little effort but it made nice blue flames. As far as I can tell this looks like it might be the 2nd one found



    new 500 from Stan,. PNW fall gathering 2016 039.JPG






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    Very fine. More details of the innards would be great when you're done with brewing up. Don't blame you, it deserves a workout after being dormant all that time.

    John
     
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    2nd one found...now that is a rare stove. I'll take it for the $7.00 price you've stuck on it. :lol:

    Ben
     
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    Yes it certainly is a rare stove. I can not find any information on the stoves produced by Hans Hanson's Albert Lea Foundry before the birth of the American Gas Machine company.
     
  5. scouterjan

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    some more pictures of the inards. The other model that I know about was also found in Wa State and is identicle. Some personal observations. No pre heat cup that seems odd of a stove of this age, but perhaps it didn't light very good so next version a pre heat cup was added * My Wizard stove of the same time period also doesn't have a pre heat cup* also these burner caps look similar to way later models of AGM's.There is an asbestos gasket under the burner cap


    new 500 from Stan,. PNW fall gathering 2016 038.JPG


    the aux burner wing nut is cast and the end of the pump is threaded and screws into the air valve piece of the filler cap



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    to restore or not to restore, that is the question
    Jan
     
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    Thanks Jan for the pics and information.

    The paint loss and occasional patch of surface rust tip the balance justify a strip and repaint someday I'd say, but it's a fine stove just to use as is meanwhile.

    John
     
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    new 500 from Stan,. PNW fall gathering 2016 044.JPG thanks John, my main concern right now it to getting it running as good as I can
    Jan
     
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    You got it going. NICE!

    Ben
     
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    Hi, Jan @scouterjan ,

    WOW!! What a unique, and apparently very rare stove!! Well done in having it passed on to you, my friend!! One thing that I dearly LOVE about the older stove, is that they most often still work like a champ, with only a bit of care!!! Hearty congratulations on getting this old stove, and then helping it to do what it was designed to do!!! Thanks, also, for sharing your lovely find, right here!! Have fun, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Mark
     
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    thanks Mark
    Jan
     

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