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What the Falk?

Discussion in 'Falk, Stadelmann & Co Ltd' started by kerophile, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Hi, here are a few photos of my latest acquisition, which I received this afternoon. It is a Falk's Compact Picnic Camper Set, a No.96 size paraffin stove made by Falk, Stadelmann and Co. an English manufacturer which also made the Veritas, Duoburn, and other brands:

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    I plan to fettle the stove and have most of the required parts to complete it.

    I look forward to getting the Falk stove operating soon and will post additional photos then.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  2. RonPH

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    Hey George, looking at the size of the parking boss, pump and soldered parts, that seems to be even smaller than the 96 or RM Picnic. Any side by side pictures for comparison?

    I also received an item today but have to familiarize myself with almost everything.

    Great acquisition :thumbup:

    Ron
     
  3. Rick b

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    Hi Kerophile. That is a very nice looking stove, I presume that is how you received it. Someone took very good care of it. Interesting no air screw on the fuel cap and the pump tube really sticks out.
    The tin looks like it is textured.
     
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    Hi George :thumbup:

    Thats a Falk-ing lovely stove set , is it based on the 96 :?: 8) :thumbup: , it's the first i have heard of that name/type , must get out from under my rock a bit more :doh: :D :thumbup:

    Stu :D
     
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    Whatever is missing, the paperwork and a wellpreserved case is pricless!
    And so is the stove: what a nice find, George!
    Duo Burn - a predecessor of the Dual Fuel?
    Any idea what could have been meant with this plural hint - although turpentine, thinner or petrol would make a tea test too, I reckon. The anchorage for the tank cap suggests poor cost management - anything to do with its rarity?

    Yet another british variant on a worldclass design: thank you for showing! Regards, Mike
     
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    Hi George, that is a very nice find! I have the same stove, but no box, paperwork, windscreen, flameplate nor legs. (I did get some of Stu's flameplates, so that's taken care of! :D/ ). I didn't realise these were rare?

    All the best,

    Wim
     
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    Nice one George, I had the impression that they were about half the size of a 96, a comparison pic would be great. Lovely stove - Steve.
     
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    The Duo-Burn half-pinter's crop up now and then but to get the boxed set makes that quite a catch indeed.

    I wonder how many smokies you had to part with to reel that one in?

    Can't beat Brian's write-up of this Falk Stadelmann & Co alternative to their Veritas brand

    Duo-Burn

    John
     
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  9. Matukat United States

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    A beautiful small stove! I too would like to see it next to something for scale comparison.
    The title reminds me of the legendary "Tate's compass"... ;)
     
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    Nice photos
     
  11. kerophile

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    Hi, First the good news. I have fettled the Falk/Duo-burn stove and fitted the replacement parts:

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    From the last photo you will see that the stove easily passed the "Tea Test"

    The bad news is that the container is in poor condition with extensive rusting:

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    I will need to neutralise this attack before deciding what colour to re-paint the tin.

    Some of you asked for a size reference so I have taken a couple of photos of the Falk stove alongside another half-pint paraffin stove, the Optimus No.96:

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    This Falk stove is well made and powerful for its size.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  12. Rick b

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    Very nice.
     
  13. kerophile

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    Hi, the legs shown in the earlier photos were borrowed from a very similar Duo-burn stove but they looked a little short for this Falk model. This brought the kettle/pan base very close to the flame-plate.

    Today I made up a new set of legs using 3/16 in. diameter AISI 316 stainless steel and made them a little longer. I bent them cold and then forged the ends and did a little filing to get them the correct shape to fit the sockets on the tank/feet. These legs don't have a "kink" but I am sure they will do the job:

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    The coffee was good too.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Great job on the pot supports George looks to be factory made :thumbup: Thats a stupendous Falk-ing job :lol: :lol:

    Ron
     
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    Wonderful stove, George!

    Randy, I am probably the only one here familiar with the Tate's Compass. It was a abysmal failure due to its advertising slogan: He who has a Tate's, is lost. [-(
     

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