Brandt & Steele 2-Burner Suitcase Stove (Kerosene)

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  1. Tony Press

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    This is a 2-burner kerosene stove made by Brandt & Steele with Radius regulated silent burners.

    As far as I can tell, Brandt and Steele were a (short lived) collaboration involving Brandts in Sydney (see NOTES below for discussion of this).


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    Note: The front door does not open flat to the surface with the stove in operating position.
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    The suitcase is steel with copper rivets. The pot rack is one I made from stainless steel.

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    The pump may well be from a Swedish stove.
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    The burners are Radius regulated silent burners with internal prickers and steel inner and outer caps:

    "Radius Made in Sweden".
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    "A. B. Radius Stockholm Patent".
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    This is the mechanism that holds the stove and door in place in operating mode.
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    Well made wind shields.
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    Folded, ready to close lid.
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    The stove components.

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    The nipples were not the same. The one on the right had numbers stamped on it. The one on the left was plain.
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    "10 28"
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    As it came:

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    Up and running

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    I will post separately the fettling of this stove. There were a few issues with the tank and fuel line that took more than the basic 'clean-and-replace-the-seals' fettle. But I will post the three following photos here, because they show the construction of the tank.


    Looking down the barrel of the tank at the end of the pump tube. Note the folded brass seam at 7 o'clock.
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    The brass cup soldered to the inside of the end cap of the tank to prevent leakage through the bracket nut.
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    NOTES:

    Brandt & Steele were in existence in 1937, at 381 Pitt St Sydney (Australia) as shown in this advertisement from the Pacific Islands Monthly, published on 23 July 1937. This is the first documented information I have about Brandt & Steele.

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    1937 advertisements for "Brandts" (a separate company) have them at 371 Pitt St Sydney. Therefore "Brandts" and "Brandt & Steele" were either sharing the same buildings or virtually adjacent to each other.

    Brandts continued as a company for many more decades, but I can't find much about Brandt & Steele and conclude the marque did not last long.



    This is a rather odd, but robust stove suitcase stove. I would have no qualms about using it in anger in the field. Seeing that is not all glossy and new, it might get a bit of a workout on a trip somewhere.

    This stove was discussed here:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/help-required-2-burner-radius.39948/

    and here:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/home-grown-aussie-campingo-clone.39200/#post-411497

    Thanks to @Rodger Willows.

    Cheers

    Tony

    Thanks to @Rodger Willows.
     
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    Masterly coverage Tony, looking forward to the fettling post.

    Cheers,

    John
     
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    A great, rare stove and a wonderful presentation.
     
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    Love the stove in action with the kettle and teapot.
     
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    very interesting two burner stove , Tony !!
     
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    Excellent Tony and a great find. :clap:
     
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    I didn’t actually find the stove (see here). I contacted the seller who told me someone local was coming over to pick it up. I never heard from the seller again.

    Then one day Rodger Willows turned up at my place with it and offered it to me. I am grateful.

    Tony

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    Well done @Rodger Willows, how did you guess Tony had the time to spare to fix it for you. :)
     
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