Clayton & Lambert 2 burner stove

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  1. Jody Kalmbach United States

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    I collect old Coleman stoves/lanterns and I found this C&L stove at an auction. I really want to know more about it but haven't found one like this on the internet. Would appreciate any help or guidance on this stove.

    Thanks!

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    That looks heavy duty! I know nothing about these. Hopefully someone will be able to tell you more, I've only seen triple burners, smelters & alcohol stoves on here.
     
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    I've no input on your stove, but welcome to CCS!

    Bet the flame pattern is beautiful with those star shaped burners.
     
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    Good Morning, @Jody Kalmbach ,

    Your stove looks very interesting. Sadly, there is very little information out there about early Clayton and Lambert stoves. I own two of the #3 model, which is a wonderful, well-designed, camp stove from the 1920's. Here at CCS, we have the original patents for the #3, and that is good. But, as for other stoves, information is scant, at best.

    Judging from your single photo, your fuel tank, and regulating knob look very similar to those on my stoves. The carry handle, too, looks similar, but not identical. Can you post more detailed, and very clear photos of your stove, please?

    Here are a few photos of my C&L #3, which used to belong to @flivver, which shows you some of the things that I would like to see on your own stove:

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    I look forward to seeing more of your stove, and will do my best to help you learn more about yours. Hopefully, @flivver, will join in with a bit more info, if he has anything to add.

    What are your plans for your stove? Are you going to rebuilt and use it, or sell it?

    Where to you live in Texas? I'm from Odessa, originally, and Texas is my home State! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Hi, I owned the one Doc. has pictured for many years and it was by far the best suitcase stove I have ever owned and I have had many. Your stove like all C&L products looks to be very well built and I am sure it will work well. In all my years of stove collecting I have never seen a C&L like yours, though as Doc stated it has some features of the three burner such as the tank. Very cool. Mike...
     
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    Afternoon, All,

    I "May" have found some much-needed information on the early C&L stoves. As soon as I firm this up, and if I'm correct in my hopes and assumptions, then I'll share that info here, or in the proper place here at CCS! Wish me luck, Gentlemen, and Ladies!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Mark, is that the last gathering that you have the C&L? The one I came out for?
    It looks familiar, the background.
     
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    Hey, Ken,

    No, those photos were from CASG #9, and you guy were there for CASG #10. We did use it at both events, however, and will continue to use it at every future Gathering!! And, yes, both events were held in the same place, Mid-Hills Campground, in the Mojave Preserve!! Hope to see you guys at another CASG event, one of these days, or back your way, or both!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Mark
     
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    Looking forward to it.
     
  11. Jody Kalmbach United States

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    Thank you so much for the warm welcome to this forum! I will post some additional pics of my stove so you folks can see more detail. I'm very excited that it potentially could be a rare stove. I am in the process of getting it to work and look forward to making coffee on the stove one cool morning. I am close to giddings Texas and make our living in the Antique business. I love old Coleman stuff but this stove is pretty cool also! Thanks again!
     
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    Evening, @Jody Kalmbach ,

    You are most welcome! This forum is the best, of the best, when it comes to stove info!

    Today, I "may" have secured some very good information about the earlier C&L stoves, and I very much hope that this comes to fruition. Finding ANY information of substance on Clayton and Lambert stoves is VERY, VERY HARD!! After many years of searching, very little information has come to hand..... until today! Again, I'm not sure what I've found, just yet. But, if my hunch pays off, as it has in the past, I may have more hard information on our stoves that we've ever had before!!!! Patience, though..... as I have NO idea just how fast this info will come to me, even though I've already paid for it!!! Keep your fingers crossed..... Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Here are the additional pics!

    Thx again!
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    Hi, Jody,

    Thanks for sharing your photos. Interesting stuff, indeed. As soon as my two informational sources arrive, and I’ve had time to peruse them, I’ll get back here with the news, either good, or bad. Thanks, again, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    In the mean time, I would suggest trying to read the label of what parts are legible. A better photograph, if possible, would allow some zooming in on the text to maybe identify a Model Number, or anything else that identifies the stove.
    Great find.
    Welcome to CCS.
     
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    @Spiritburner ,

    Ross, well done on moving this to the Reference Gallery! @snwcmpr , good suggestion about larger, more detailed photos, too. IF my hunch turns out to be correct, the model of this stove may be revealed fairly soon. Again, we'll see how it turns out.

    @Jody Kalmbach , please be VERY careful about trying to fire up this stove, until you learn a bit more about it. Both Mike and I can assure you that stoves like this are very easily flooded, if you don't do things in the proper order, and add too much priming fuel when lighting it!! Then, you will be having to deal with dismantling the stove, and draining out the excess fuel. NOT a fun thing to have to do!! I'm guessing that your seals are going to be made of cork, as are the seals on my two C&L #3 stoves. IF you decide to work on this stove, use care, and if you wish to keep it original, rejuvenate the cork seals, or replace them with fresh cork.

    If you wait until my information arrives, it might be a great deal of help to you. Or, maybe not..... depends on what's inside the packets I've bought. Talk soon, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc


    PS- Looks like you have a mud dauber nest on the left inside area of your case. This means that you should probably completely dismantle the entire stove tubing, and burners, as wasps, etc, love to make nests inside those areas, and if not removed, can cause havoc, when trying to light the stove. Been there, done that!