40 years old, brand new and 100 % complete

Discussion in 'South Africa' started by It'l Dodat, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. It'l Dodat

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    I had the pleasure of probibly being the very first person to light this after the pre delivery checks after 40 years. although, i do think that the gas light has been used a few times

    All the spares are in the little container, and a 40 year old mystery has been solved... What the spring on the side of the wind shield was for and the clips in the base



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  2. pau-i-amor

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    Enhorabuena! Congrats!
     
  3. Andrew

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    Nice stove. The lamp almost looks as if there is a missing enamel piece on top but I guess it then will not fit in the metal clip very well.
    I wonder if the top was left the way it was to maybe place an enamel mug on it to keep the coffee warm.
     
  4. It'l Dodat

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    Morning Andrew
    I'll start this somewhwere else, but, bear with me, I'll bring it full circle...

    In case you don't know what a firebucket is, its a stainless steel container that goes round the bottomof an army water-bottle. Mostly it's to protect the water-bottle, but it has a clip-over handle and is used for drinking.

    That's how the lamp comes, and you are absolutely right, I tmakes a very handy place to put a firebucket.

    Now when I was conscripted, back in 1974 1975 during the South African bush war against (predominantly) the Angolans & Cubans), there was always a surplus of tea / coffee / coca that had gone cold...
    Well, that was a huge bonus to me, because I was a radio monitor, and when not out on operations ETC used to do duty in the ops room, and I used to sit for hours with my firebucket on the top of a lamp exactly like that one keeping copious amounts of coffee / tea coca piping hot.....

    It's that kind of memories that makes something like this inanamate stove, absolutely come to life...

    PICTURE OF A FIREBUCKET

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  5. Andrew

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    @It'l Dodat

    Yes I was in the second last compulsory intake in 1992.