BAT Stove from German Democratic Republic *

Discussion in 'Bat' started by kerophile, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. kerophile

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    Hi, here are some photos of one of my BAT stoves. This particular one is a 2-pint paraffin stove with a brass tank and is collapsible. It is fitted with a roarer burner;

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    You will see that there is no lettering on the sides of the fuel tank, nor on the burner.


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    Look at the spacing of this lettering....do you think there is space to put in the word "East" in front of Germany?

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    The quality of the engraving on this stove is good.

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    Here is a close-up of the "BAT" logo of this manufacturer.

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    The observant among you will have already noted that I do not have the reserve cap, which is normally parked on the filler cap, when not in use.

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    You will see that this stove is well-made, with good engraving and fittings, and the soldering is neat.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile
     
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  2. alnl1996

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    Very nice looking stove Kerophile. Has it ever been lit and when was it made?

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  3. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi alnl, Yes, the stove has certainly been operating as I always fettle my stoves before I make them pretty. I renewed all the seals and washers on this stove and would have used citric acid to remove carbon and tarnish from the tank and burner.
    I acquired this particular model from the Netherlands. I believe the stove dates from the 1960s/early 1970s perhaps. It would probably have been made near Leipzig, in what was then East Germany (This was before German re-unification).
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile
     
  4. sgt_hicks

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    Nice :-) I also had one, it was brand new till I've lit it. It works but it misses some parts [ring around the burner and all legs...]. The flame is a bit uneven but roars as it should :-)
    Year of production unknown.

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