1940s? monitor

Discussion in 'Monitor' started by jon237, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. jon237

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    Picked this up today, thin brass, gold painted, 3 transfers on it, operating instructions, do not use petrol, empty tank to pr event corrosion, the only (shalllowly) stamped marks are monitor British made. The air screw is at the top of the tank cap, looking at pictures they're present in 1939 and gone by 1950.
    Heats a litre in just under five minutes, a light clean of the burner and oiled the washer, I like the patina on this one. Ww2 or late 40s?
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    Hi @jon237 . Interesting stove. The filller cap contains a combined air-release/ safety pressure release valve, which was an optional extra on these 2 pint stoves in the 1948 catalogue.

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/1948-pressure-appliances.177/

    Also of interest is the removable air pump on your stove. This was specified by the Military for the stoves they commissioned, and would have entailed additional manufacturing costs but made the stoves perhaps easier to maintain in the field.

    I reckon the stove is post WW2 and is civilian, having no broad arrow or stamped date and “For Paraffin Only” instruction.
    It is possible that it gained its removable air-pump from parts left over from military contracts. The de-mountable pump is not shown in civilian catalogues.

    Thanks for posting.
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    Kerophile.
     
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    The postwar economy period would fit, lots of leftover war material, lots of unfinished/undelivered war contracts across many industries, civilianise it and sell it was a common theme,
     
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    Nice find. Congratulations :thumbup: