1937 Preway Model 367-P Cabin Range.

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  1. Doc Mark

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    Greetings, All,

    Today, I met a seller from the "bay of evil", from whom I had purchased a nice old 1937 Preway stove. Sweet Bride and I met him, and his son, at a local lake, and I picked up a very nice #367-P Cabin Range!! It is in need of some help, in order to function properly, but I strongly feel that it won't take much get this Old Timer back up and running again!! Here are the photos which the seller posted on "the bay", and they will show you what I actually bought. As I get the time to fettle this neat old Cabin Range, I'll take and post more photos here. Here's my 1937 Preway #367-P:

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    Here's the description, posted by the seller, on the bay of evil. It's got some interesting stuff, at least for me:

    Antique Preway Cabin Stove -


    · Preway Cabin Stove - .

    · 1930's

    · Prentiss-Wabers Product Co.

    · Made - USA

    · Condition - Good

    · Sold Each (1)

    Note; Please use caution whenever you're using any lantern or stove please do your research before lighting or working on any gas pressured appliance do not use any gas pressure appliance indoor not responsible for any injury ,accidents or fires.

    Used ... Antique Preway Cabin Stove - 1930's Prentiss-Wabers Product Co.. Super nice but not mint. Repainted years ago and the cast iron grate in not broken. The red knob just spins, The white enamel knob doesn't move, The black valve wheel moves, Gas gauge doen't work, pump works, but the check valve is stuck closed, has a dent in the tank (photo). Stand not included. Was used as a decoration in a Mining camp museum (1970's), From the California Eastern Sierras. Not tested, as found.

    And, here's the only info I can find about this stove, from Prentiss Wabers, from their 1937 catalog:

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    I am fairly certain that, with a bit of TLC, this old Cabin Range will once again be cooking bacon and eggs, baking biscuits and scones, with a nice old oven on top of it, and boiling water for doing the dishes!! Thanks for checking it out, and if anyone has more info on this particular model, please do share it here. I'm very happy with this old stove, already, as it's a lovely Old Timer, and I look forward to getting it up and running again!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc

    P.S. I have NO idea why one photo has a black line through it.......
     
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    Sweet!

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    Really Nice!

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    That is a very nice acquisition. I hope the fettling does not prove to be difficult.

    I looked through the documentation I have and found and advert from 1936.
    Being a year earlier than yours it has slightly different tank fittings and is missing that large handle, though the advert says it has a built-in pump.

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    Looks like it was nicely restored aesthetically. Once you get it running that will really be sweet!

    I like the bakelite knobs and pressure gauge. Is that red pump handle wooden?

    Nice score Doc! Jerry
     
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    Nice Doc.
     
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    Good Morning, Gentlemen!

    Thanks, very much, for your kind comments! I, too, think this stove was restored nicely, with what seems an aesthetic for keeping it correct and as close to original as possible. @shagratork , Trevor, many thanks for adding the advert from 1936! Great stuff, and most certainly fixes the 1937 date as the proper one for my version of this stove!! MUCH appreciated!!
    @Metropolitantrout , Jerry, yes the pump handle is made of wood. It is cracked, a bit, but I've already been considering sanding, filling, then repainting it in that same red color. I am thinking that an application of lacquer thinner and acetone, should free up the stuck NRV, and quite possibly the stuck knobs, too. The regular knobs, besides the large white porcelain knob, are of the pressed paper variety, and though solid, could probably use the "heat and Vaseline" treatment, to help solidify them more. I would like to see this thing in action, at least once, even if it might be best used as a display piece!! I'll add more photos to this Reference post, as soon as I get time to fettle this Old Timer, including some flame shots, if I'm blessed with that lovely sight!

    And, most certainly, my huge thanks for @snwcmpr , as it was he who turned me on to this stove being listed!!! Thanks, Brother Ken!! After seeing it in person, I am glad I got this one, and think it's worth what I paid for it. Thanks, again!

    By the way, the seller is one of the members on the Coleman Collectors site, and he seems like a good guy. He's more into lanterns, than stoves, and wants to stick with things Coleman, hence, his listing this stove for sale. We made arrangements to meet at local Silverwood Lake, down on the cusp of forest ending and desert beginning, and he brought his son along with him, probably to make sure everything was on the up and up. I had Sweet Bride with me, as my "bodyguard"!!! ;) :thumbup: :lol: I invited Larry, the seller, and his son, to come and camp with us at the next CASG event, and he seemed to like the idea. He knows of John Stendahl, and I'm sure that some of our resident Coleman collectors might now Larry, too, though I don't know his forum name on the Coleman site.

    Thanks, again, for the kind words, and Trevor, for the wonderful information that you shared on this stove!! And, again, thanks to my dear friend, Ken, for the head's-up on this Preway 367- P! Take care and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    You are most welcome. Anything I can do to help fill (empty) spots in the Hobbit Hole.
    We do not want any of those, do we????
     
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    Hi, Ken,

    Of what "empty holes" do you speak, Good Sir??!!??!!? There's barely enough room for a mouse to fart, down in the Hobbit Hole, right now!!! I have NO idea exactly where this old Preway is going to live. Guess it's time to go down and so some shuffling, AGAIN, to try and make room for it. It's so crowded down there that some of the big stoves from our last CASG are STILL in a corner of the LIVING ROOM, covered with a moving blanket!!! (Both Clayton and Lambert #3's, a pair of Optimus #2's, and our old 1910 Glenwood Camp Cooker, along with a few others!!) I'm so far behind, that I can see my own ar$e in front of me!!! :oops: :doh: :lol::lol::lol: Oh, well....having so many stoves is a Stovie's Dream, to be sure, but hard to house in the extreme!! (Guess I'll go down and tell the mouse that, if he needs to fart, to please go outside to do it, so he doesn't blow the doors off the Hobbit Hole!!) :lol: :lol: :lol: Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    @Doc Mark

    Your first post about this stove shows illustrations provided by the vendor of extracts from a Prentiss-Webers catalogue.
    We do not have a PW catalogue on CCS.
    Would it be possible for him to supply us with a copy of this catalogue or provide a link to it?
     
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    Do you mean ATF and Acetone?

    I can help, you know my address. :)
     
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    @shagratork ,

    Trevor, you asked about the info I posted on this stove, and I actually got that from a PW catalog that one of our Stovie Brothers shared with me, when I was seeking info on my Wards Favor Stove, which was made by PW. In fact, scroll down the link I'll share here, and you can see the pdf of that very catalog. It is over 6MB is size, and I could not post it here, due to it's size. But, please do share that catalog here at CCS, as I'm am certain you can make it happen, where I could not:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threa...ble-top-440p-for-home-cottage-and-camp.34745/

    Trevor, if you would prefer, I can email the pdf to you, as well, so you can have it in your files. Please let me know your druthers, and I'll send it off straight away. Thanks for posting the catalog here, my friend!! As always, you are helpful and supportive of our home here at CCS, and this is very much appreciated!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Mark

    P.S. Trevor, I decided to go ahead and email the pdf to you, and hope that will help you share it here!! Thanks, again, for your help!
     
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    Excellent score! Well done. You have an actual Hobbit Hole? I just started on mine so it's not very deep yet. :)
     
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    Hi Mark,

    Surely you have some furniture that can be moved to the porch, giving you much more room for the important stuff.

    ....Arch
     
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    Looks like fun. Enjoy!