Coleman 527

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  1. ajvuik

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    Hey guy's

    Sometime ago I was browsing through the Dutch version of E-bay and I stumbled across this little gem left by our saviors back in 1945. From what I understand this burner was used to sterilize the hospital equipment in the field hospitals.
    Makes you wonder who's live little gem helped to save.

    For now, it gives me a nice cup of tea ;)

    It has a small sachet which houses a couple of 'new' generators in it

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    PS. It also came with it's original use and maintenance field handbook. When I get around, I'll scan it and post it on CCS.

    For now, enjoy the pictures.
     
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  2. Bom Bom Bom Bom

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    Hey Arjan,

    Definitely one of the prettier looking Colemans. I might even consider giving one of those shelf space myself!
     
  3. Paul B

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    Wow! This is a piece I wouldn't mind having at all. They have been pretty available but the condition and completeness sets the price. Here is one that shows most of the kit but you are one up on having the "sachet". I would love to see a griddle of pancakes on that grill. Good find!
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  4. Mick Emm

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    Hi ! I can supply you with a colour photo of the parts your missing ie the sterlising tray for water and the steam bath plus lid.
    Through my collecting I have often swapped notes with Bud michael in North carolina, USA and he has sent me a picture of his complete sterlising unit.Fabulous looking bit of kit.
    I think I am right in saying the tank and support frame all fit into the sterlising tray for transport purposes.
    When Ross gets down to my house again he can list the photo for me, as I ain't the foggiest how to !!
    Regards Mick Emm
     
  5. ajvuik

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    I would love to have the complete kit... perhaps scouring E-bay for it I guess 8)
     
  6. Mick Emm

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    Hi ! Hopefully the photo of missing parts will be on screen wednesday evening.
    Regards Mick
     
  7. Spiritburner

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    Or even today! ;)

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  8. ulysses

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    I saw the complete kit at a WWII event I attended this weekend. Our newest member does an accurate job interpreting a nurse of the period and she had an impressive group of period medical equipment, including the 527 stove. The whole kit fits into the stainless sterilizer box / container. The hooks / handles can be use with two hands, or with one hand as the shafts are long enough to overlap in the middle, allowing the inner tray to be lifted out with one hand. . A very well though out ensamble.

    It would probably have been used in an aid station, the first stop after seeing a medic in the field, and before the injured person would be sent further behind the lines, if their injuries required it.

    Paul
     
  9. Lance

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    According to some sources this kit stove, the US Military Model 527, (several companies made them) were intended for a dental clinic. The larger Model 523 was intended for the medical aid stations as it likely needed more insturments than the dental units. That is just what i have heard and i can not confirm or disprove the knowledge.

    lance
     
  10. chuckqdini

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    Here's info and pics on my 527:
    1953 US Army Field Stove/Medical Instrument Sterilizer, Coleman Model 527 stove

    From a US Army 8th Special Forces Group Tactical Medical Set.
    Box is printed:
    "Stock No. 7-084-712"
    "Sterilizer, Instrument, Boiling Type"
    "Fuel Heated, CRM"
    "9 3/4 By 3 3/4 By 2 11/16 inches, M-2"
    "OIN - 46226"
    U.S. Metal Products Co. Inc."
    "Brooklyn, N.Y. Date PKG. 7/53

    Set comes with:
    Coleman Model 527 stove with chain attached tool/valve handle
    Spare parts in small cylinder attached to bottom of stove.
    Stainless steel sterilization pan with lid and locking bail handles
    Stainless steel perforated inner instrument tray
    Two wire handles for removing hot instrument tray
    Small manila envelope that includes 3 vaporizers, filler plug gasket, valve stem packing, pump leather
    Galvanized? steel stand for boiling pan
    Everything (except the steel stand) fits inside the sterilizer pan. 1291691715-Med_stove_box_small.JPG 1291691750-Med_stove_top_small.JPG
     
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