Aladdin Twin Burner Stove with Carry Case (Early 1960’s)

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  1. ROBBO55

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    Recently I picked this one up locally.

    It is significantly different from the previous style of Aladdin twin burner stoves and I believe it was a transition from Kerosene to propane with a short production period. (No Catalogues to confirm this)

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    Dating the stove.

    1. The seller said he remembered using the stove as a child in the mid 60’s but knows it was used before he could remember.
    2. The operating instructions accompanying this stove is dated 12/1960 but the diagram still shows the previous style using the enamel stove with round trivets (not updated for new model).
    3. Two weeks after buying this stove an Aladdin propane stove was advertised on eBay. It was the same as mine but was constructed to operate on propane. The instructions accompanying the propane stove were dated 10/1961. The wording and diagrams were for propane.
    4. The production of the kerosene and propane versions may have overlapped but no proof either way.

    So based on the information available the stove may have been manufactured in 1961 but no later than 1964.

    The tank is steel
    The cooking grate is stainless steel.

    The stove after cleaning and new seals.

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    The burner after cleaning and the burner connection with an aluminium seal (on the bench).

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    Bakelite pump and burner control knobs

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    The pump is removable and had a fibre washer at the bottom of the thread but the pump may have been installed with a fibre filled thread seal as it was difficult to remove.

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    The stove case after treating the rust with phosphoric acid and a coat of bees wax.

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    Original Fuel Funnel

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    Instructions

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    Flame shots High – Medium – Simmer

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    Lunch in the back yard – Toasted ham & cheese washed down with a cup of tea.

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    Nice stove and nice work, @ROBBO55. :thumbup:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  4. Robert Bruce

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    Oh, that's different from the usual Aladdins. Nice to see one that was not in production long before the transition to gas. It's great I like it.

    Cheers
    Rob
     
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    That's cool.
     
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    Great job.

    John
     
  7. ROBBO55

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    Thanks gentlemen, it is different and that's why it in now mine. :lol:
    I just need to keep an eye out for an Aladdin regulator control knob.
     
  8. Kero-Scene

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    Very interesting stove.

    (I wish I could find a case in that condition too!)