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Twigg Buflam Stove

Discussion in 'Other Brands' started by teckguy_58, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. teckguy_58

    teckguy_58 United States Subscriber

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    Hi,

    I acquire this Buflam several weeks ago. To be truthful I hadn't heard of one of these stove before. It has a nice patina and seemed to be in good shape except it is missing it's original inner and outer caps. The stove still has it's original trivet. The jet was totally plugged so I replaced it with a new jet.
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    I did find an Optimus inner and outer cap but the outer cap didn't fit very well so I did find another outer cap which does fit quite well. It doesn't look like much but it does work.
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    Next I found the pump leather cup to be as hard as a rock so I replaced it. Then I found the NRV was inoperable so rebuilt it and it still wouldn't work, so I replaced it with another NRV which works great. I did discover the spring on the original NRV was a bit too tight so I'm thinking if I remove a couple of coils it will work fine. But this will be for a later time.
    Here are some pictures of the stove up and running.
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    It looks like someone was trying to preheat with kerosene/paraffin. The tubes are pretty black.
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    I boiled several liters of water and then let the stove run for about 30 minutes and during that time is when I put her through the paces from simmer to high. When I first fired the stove there was a bit of yellow in the flames but as time went by the yellow disappeared leaving a pretty blue flame.
    This stove does get quite warm to the touch.
    This stove will be featured in the Oregon stove gathering next August along with many others plus lanterns.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
  2. kerry460

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    looks good mate .
    and a nice flame

    kerry
     
  3. Ed Winskill

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    Buflam are excellent stoves. I have a nickel-plated 2-pint collapsible Buflam silent I bought from Ross around 15 years ago that has given great service as an indoor stove, especially paired with a Hipo 2-pint regulated silent.
     
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    Sound example and working very nicely:thumbup: It will date from the 1st half of the 1950s as the manufacturers became insolvent in 1956/7 and went out of business leading to a landmark legal case over the ownership of an undelivered order which is still quoted in British commercial trade law even today! (Carlos Federspiel & Co. S.A. v. Charles Twigg & Co. Ltd [1957]).
     
  5. teckguy_58

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    Hi Ed,

    A consolable Buflam would be a very nice find for sure.
    Thank you for your comments.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
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    teckguy_58 United States Subscriber

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    @igh371

    Thank you for dating my stove and for the very interesting history of the company because it is always nice to know at least some of the history of these stoves.
    Thank you for you kind comments.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     

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