Mine is steel, no washer. I have no idea what was original.
That's a relief. You had me scratching my head.
You say 'no leaks', but what you describe sounds like a slow leak, maybe in the fuel tank lid gasket.
Impressive collection of nice looking stoves!
What kind of information do you need?
The Florence heater is what is sometimes referred to as a "sad iron heater", because it could be used to...
The first time I saw the term used was on this forum. Using the Search forum with "cookie cutter", the oldest post is from 2007. The OP puts...
Congratulations! Great to hear.
These were actually produced in WW2 as the M1942 cookset, to go with the M1942 stove. (Both were designed by Bestor Robinson.) I've always assumed...
Start with soap and hot water and a soft cloth or sponge, and see what you've got afterwards.
If it's really cruddy, you want to get a bunch of...
You could. My feeling is that rough black corrosion is more a product of long storage in a wet place, than of "good, honest" usage.
A good washing with soap and water, followed by a session with Mother's polish. You can remove as much of the corrosion as you want. Just stop...
The problem with a major corporation having a common family-based name is that there can be other, unrelated companies with very similar names. It...
Not seen one of these before; great stuff!
I would make the effort. I got ahold of an old Juwel 21 that I described in an earlier post as "looking like a dirt clod" (so about like yours)....
Beautiful ketch! Twice the effort, but you're really sailing in style.
@KrisH Great first post! Nice perspective on that flame.
Welcome to CCS.
These are nice stoves, but of lightweight steel, and so somewhat bendable. Definitely store inside a pot or such when packing.
I believe this is basically Stoddard Solvent, which is used as a dry cleaning solvent. It was included in the list of possible fuels in the...
Given the family associations, it would be a shame to sell this stove. People on this site can help you get this stove into operating condition...
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