British Army No1 Cooker

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  1. Surveyor

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    The Napoleonic Fort, Fort Paull unfortunately had to sell its exhibits, noticed that there was a British Army No1 Cooker for sale and won it.

    Heaved it in the back of the car and will have a better look when i get home as no shed or garage weather permitting.

    I have seen another thread on the cooker but thought I would start this and when work on it up date so every one can see my learning curve.

    The handles need easing, pump arm to align with pump holder are the first things to look at after dismantling and getting some of it sand blasted, not the tank though.

    Think its a deep bronze green paint as well.

    I have the manual so thats a start

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    Great machines, easily fettled.

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    Alec

    I will take your word for it, once i get started will post on here, its an out door job unlike the the other ones where i can use the kitchen table
     
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    They are impressive pieces of gear.
     
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    Just dug the manual out wondering how far to strip it down for the frame to be sand blasted
     
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    Super simple to strip down. Big bottom wingnut and the small nut anchoring the pump assembly :thumbup:

    Avoid blasting the heat shield, do that part by hand [-X

    Oh, and the cast iron flame spreader, do that by hand/wire wheel, careful you don't drop it.

    The steel base and outside of the cover and hinges/transport pin are usually the worst.
    The tool/spares kit cover is usually in nice condition.

    Happy fettling! :mrgreen:
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    Thanks for the advise need to find someone who can do the handles one I thought was okay turned out to be shot. There seems to be a full kit to sort but still
    Checking,
    Have the original spanner in right colours so can source theat

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    Started on the clean up, looking inside the lid I can see the instructions, the first half i cant make out in order to reference to the manual and make a copy.
    Does any one have an idea or a picture of what they are saying?
    Thanks in advance
    Richard

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    I'll have a copy, I'll check the file when I'm home later :content:

    Fire me a PM tonight in case I forget :doh:

    I have a lot to upload on these at some point. I'm still working on the history but I've nearly finished. Have to make another visit to Kew to see more documents before I'm done :roll:

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    Sorry just seen this post, will do tonight once back at home