Comet Scout No. 6 c1912

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  1. igh371

    igh371 SotM Winner Subscriber

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    This Comet No.6 still works nicely. A very practical little stove, you could think of it as like a paraffin predecessor to the Trangia Triangle! Just the right size for a standard mess tin. The only small design problem I find is that the fuel tank on the No.6 has only one foot, centrally located, on the bottom - if it had had 2, like the No.5 model, it would be more stable when pumping up on hard surfaces. Still, it seems churlish to carp about such an innovative and historic piece of paraffin stove engineering.

    So here we go:

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    No need to go into any details about the Shackleton expedition stories which have given these little stoves a sort of celebrity status - that's already well covered elsewhere on the site:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/posts/10
    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/6356
    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/27464
     
  2. Spiritburner

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    Great to see Ian. Did it raise any comment in the bothy or did you have it to yourself?
     
  3. Doug L

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    Very nice thanks for sharing
     
  4. n2666s

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    nice :)......wow enjoy :)
    Lou
     
  5. igh371

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    Thank you for the kind words Ross. And yes it does get comment when brought out in the bothies, but mainly just because the sight of any paraffin stove in proper use is so rare these days!

    Trouble is now, since Newark, it has a rival in the ultra convenient packpacking stakes, and that is the little Russian No.8 clone I acquired there!
     
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    No harm in giving such an old girl a quiet life & using another. Just great to think of a 100 year old stove working in the presence of Jetboils & the like! Bet it made you feel like a real veteran!
     
  7. geeves

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    lovely little stove. Can anyone make replicas?
     
  8. geneislucky

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    A great looking stove. Quite interesting.
     
  9. shagratork

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    When I first saw one of these stoves on CCS I loved the design.
    I was determined to get one.
    Have I got one after all these years?
    Of course not. Yet another stove I do not own!
     
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    Congratulations - love the provenance and unique design of these models, too bad the price was close to a King's ransom! Interesting 2 tubed burner design and that the burner herself is so exposed to winds. Like other models with exposed fuel tanks (e.g. Primus 41) when setup they are always more susceptible to dings - perhaps make a shallow cradle for it to sit on when deployed, would help with the balance too.
     
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    Nice triangular design. That's a unique one that you don't see much.

    The burner design is even more unique. I don't think I've ever seen a jet and its tube so far separated from the burner. Cool.


    sam
     
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    If I may be so bold, what did you pay for it? I too have one with all the original bits including the little wrench for removing the fuel jet.
     
  13. igh371

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    The 'Comet' out and at work in Glen Dessarry last week.
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    DSC08475.JPG Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr na Ciche from Sgrurr nan Coireachan. DSC08476.JPG approaching top of Garbh Chioch Mhor (centre) with Sgurr na Ciche just to right. (@Spiritburner)