Can you help identify this please?

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  1. scottie

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    I am trying to identify this stove but so far I'm having no luck.
    on the bottom rim of the tank is stamped
    " J 4962 J"
    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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    Hi scottie welcome to CCS a very unusual stove and old i have no idea who it was manufactured by i am very sure you have a furnace stove there for melting lead and looks like it may have been an american furnace from the 1920/30s
     
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    Thats great information, thanks.
    I'll have to do some more "googling" and see what more I can find out!
     
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    How big is it?
    I suspect its much larger than the picture suggests
     
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    Hi, the stove measures aprox 13 inches from top to bottom and weighs in at 3.8kg.
     
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    Looking at the pictures that are on Ebay, it needs a lot of restoration. Agree with Mr Optimus - furnace stove.
     
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    that must have been quite a sight to see working!
    the jet is out in the open and really far under the vaporizing coils.
     
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    The presence of a valve on the fuel line suggests it might use petrol. Still, there should be a priming cup somewhere.

    Can you add a view from above?

    Yonadav
     
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    Very unique device indeed! As others have said, I am fairly certain it's a plumber's solder pot or lead melting furnace. There was very likely a conical metal guard/windshield that enclosed the coil and jet, with the priming cup at it's bottom.
    It even looks like there are tabs cast into the top piece that would have attached said windshield.
    I would imagine this piece was sheet metal and it likely rusted to bits.
    I love the domed tank. Most of the furnaces one sees in the US have a typically boring and utilitarian cylindrical tank. Unfortunately, a lot of the US models had steel tanks which are full of rust holes nowadays. I would be wary of buying any steel tank furnaces on Ebay if the condition of the tank could not be inspected in person.

    Cheers!
    Doug E.
     
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  14. Doug Eisemann

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    I thought it didn't look particularly american, and I was wrong regarding the conical windshield as found on US made furnaces. Looks like it had a full cylindrical housing round the burner complete with a little door!
    The rather scary fellow proclaiming that their furnaces are scorchers is a bit alarming however!
    Wouldn't want him showing up to service my plumbing!
    Regards
    Doug
     
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    This is fantastic, thank you all for your help.
    I have changed my ebay listing from paraffin stove!!
    I wish I hadn't promised my Wife I would clear out some of my "junk" :cry:
    thanks again.
     
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    No problem - knew I'd seen it somewhere before.

    Could you PT me the item number please?
     
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    this why Ross is the Head Stovie.you could show him a battered metal plug with the threads rusted off and he would not only ID what stove it came from but that the guy that made it was living down the street!!!
     
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    Hello, It's English. Is Patent Portable Oil Blast Furnace.
    Look at the website of the French Association Blowtorches collectors...http://www.lampeasouder.fr/

    Greetings

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