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Aeroplane No. 6412 stove (Hong Kong)

Discussion in 'China' started by Tony Press, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Tony Press

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    I managed to pick up a pair of Aeroplane No. 6412 (kerosene) stoves. Both were very little used - one may have been unfired.

    I will post notes on the fettling of these stoves (as they had some peculiarities) in the fettling forum in a couple of days when I've manufactured a solution to a little problem with one of them.

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    A standard silent burner:

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    Steel silent burner caps, inside and out. Note the 'feet' on the inside cap:


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    The pump relies on a cone-shaped washer held between two discs and secured by the pump rod being splayed with a hammer at the end. Not a good design feature as it is easily broken. I got one working though, and the other I'll convert.


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    The NRV is fitted with a flat head screw driver. It takes a 4mm pip. It was fitted with a cork pip:


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    They came with pressed steel trivets. An interesting feature id that the trivets have a rather deep central cone over the burner.


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    The legs were plated, and the stoves cam with a spanner, neither end of which is a perfect fit to any part (it can be used to tighten the burner and riser):


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    A pleasant discus shape:


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    The pair:

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    Prickers:

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    They came with a manual (I'll post the full manual in the Reference Library:


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    All in all a well made brass stove, but with a couple of dodgy bits (fixable) which I'll talk about in my subsequent fettle post.

    Flame shots to come.
     
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  2. Tony Press

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    Lighting the one stove that had definitely been fired:

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    The flame was red at first but come good after a second lighting:


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    Very enjoyable presentation Tony.

    I like the engraved rendition of the plane and the lettering on the fuel tank - simply done but really effective.

    John
     
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  5. Tony Press

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    The link to the leaflet that came with these stoves is here:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/29358

    As John (Presscall) points out, the illustrated model 6412 shows it fitted with a roarer burner. The stove that had been fired above actually had a Primus roarer with a Companion flame spreader fitted on it. The silent burner had been used (but not much).

    The stove took a bit of 'tuning' to get it running properly (but more of that later).

    Another point to note it that the travel cap (of which I have only one) and which fits on the end of the pump (see pics above) was chrome plated. It has the same thread as the similar set up on the Hipolito No.1.
     
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  6. Doug L

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    Love it
     
  7. magikbus

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    Great looking stoves. I love anything discus shaped.
    Any idea where they were made?
    Stan
     
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    Tony , interesting and somewhat different.
    i like it

    kerry
     
  9. Tony Press

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    Stan

    I think they were made in Hong Kong - only because CPL has a listing for an Aeroplane pressure lantern made in Hong Kong.

    When they were made I have no idea.

    Tony
     
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    Hi Tony great score and brilliant pictured tutorial and description.
    I noticed the NRV with slotted head similar to the Bialaddin type, unlike the standard NRV's used on these style of stove.
    A nice and uncommon addition to your collection