This is an American Gas Machine Company stove, model 2522. I have dated it as approximately 1947 because in my research I have not seen the model in adverts before or after this date. If it is not 1947 than it is close to it. Here is an AGM advert from 1947. This is my first ‘suitcase stove’, unless an Optimus 22 can be classed as a suitcase. The case is steel and its dimensions are in the above advert. It is a two burner camping stove and was designed to run on any type of petrol/gasoline, which at the time was mostly leaded. Now we would probably run it on White Gas/Coleman Fuel/Aspen/Panel Wipe. The front of the case has slots to take the fuel tank and generator. The top, rear and left side are plain with no cutouts. When packed, the legs are hinged to fit over the top to hold it in place. The bottom of the case has eight holes to provide drainage and air access. The legs fold down and click securely into place and provide good support. The lid lifts just past vertical and stays upright. When packed, the fuel tank with attached generator fit neatly in front of the two burners. The grate is fixed to the stove but can be pivoted to gain access to the stove parts. The fuel tank with generator can now be lifted out of the case. The generator is then slid through the hole in the front of the case and the tank is hooked into the two lots. I find this to be a secure arrangement. The grid can now be swung back in place. The windshields can be swung out. As well as providing protection from the wind, the shields are designed to lock in place and so provide stability for themselves and for the lid. The filler cap is set in a circular concave end plate with a raised edge so that a funnel is not needed. The other end of the tank has the pump. This is similar in operation to the pumps found on Coleman stoves and lanterns. The fuel tank has a two valve arrangement, each valve having its own knob. When lighting the stove, once the tank is pressurised, the small knob on the left is opened one turn. Then a match is lit and held at the left-hand burner and the larger front knob gradually opened until the burner lights. After burning for about one minute, the small valve on the left is closed as this just provides air for starting. The burner jet. The generator has a fuel filter attached to it. As well as catching debris, it was designed to filter out the lead from petrol/gasoline. The small bore pipes take the fuel into and out of the filter. The filter is not serviceable. When it is at the end of it life it has to be replaced. The label on the underside of the lid is in excellent condition. The left-hand silent burner. The ‘U’ bend casting with the top hole into which the generator jet goes. The right-hand burner head has a slightly different design to the one on the left. This burner is controlled by a sliding spindle that is normally held inside the case until it is needed. To light the burner, the spindle is slid though a hole in the side of the case. A match is then held to the burner while the valve is turned open. The instructions for this stove can be found here. The only problem with stove for me is that, as you may have noticed, it has never been lit. I did not know this when I bought it. The advertising photos did not show enough and the description did not mention it. This is a shame because I bought it to use. So – should I or shouldn’t I?? Those who know me already know the answer.