Companion 2B-1 (double burner)

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  1. Tony Press

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    This is a Companion (kerosene) stove I have never seen before. It has been used, but very little and came in very good condition.

    The only fettling I did was to replace the washers and seals and clean it with soapy water.

    It is designed, I think, as an indoor stove.

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    With sliding drip tray:

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    The workings, with covers removed:

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    Underneath:

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    The burner:

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    The pump is a standard bore, but with a 'simple' NRV set up which screws directly to the end of the pump tube from the outside:

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    The pip was cork (crumbly) so it was replaced with a 4.5mm viton pip from The Fettlebox.


    Fuel cap and pressure release valve:

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    The outer burner caps are brass and the inner steel:

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    More images to come.
     
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  2. Tony Press

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    (Continued)

    It fired first go:

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    It came with its own spirit can:

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    All in all a fine stove!

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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  3. geeves

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    Im guessing but it has that caravan stove look about it
     
  4. threedots New Zealand

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    Hello Tony Press.
    Nice stove you have there and the first of its type that I have seen. Great condition as well.

    It is amazing all the different makes and models that are still getting found around the world.

    Thanks for showing it. John
     
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    Hi Tony.
    Good looking and well-made stove.
    Thanks for posting.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Tony that is such a great looking stove.
    It was certainly designed for indoor use but would be fine to use for 'car camping'.
    It is in such amazing condition and is a stove of beauty.
    I would also like to thank you for the wonderfully detailed photos which are perfect for the Gallery.
     
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    Excellent catalogue! There are a few things I've picked up over the years that are also in there.

    I'll have to look at it in more detail when I'm back home.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Hi @Tony Press and other stovies

    We also have one of these stoves! It's a bit of a fickle beast but we're learning the ins and outs of fettling.

    Ours is different in that it uses an external tank located under the floor of the boat.

    See below the before and afters of our restoration.

    The current challenges seem to be around quality fuel (I've cleaned the burners 3 times so far this year) and getting parts. Currently the pricking needles are both broken and need replacing.

    We are considering purchasing some new Hanse No.1s burners from the UK. I'm suspicious there may be problems with the burners, they only last an hour or so when cleaned.

    Cheers,
    Reuben

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    Is your stove set up for burning kerosene? Or is it set up to burn alcohol? Or are you using diesel?

    What country are you from?

    Best regards

    Tony
     
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    Hi @Tony Press,

    The Boat is in Port Huon, Tasmania Not too far away from your stove! The stove is set up for Kerosene.

    This stove would have been in the boat for around 60 years. It was installed in Melbourne where the boat was built.

    I've just learned that the Hanse No 1 Burners are not available anymore. Sounds like some more tinkering is ahead of me.

    Cheers,
    Reuben
     
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    Rueben

    I’m in Prague at the moment. I’d be happy to help out when I’m back in Tasmania later this month.

    Cheers

    Tony

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    Hi @kerophile,

    I made an enquiry with Spares Marine in the UK just yesterday. They told me about the fire and that burners will not be available for some time.

    @Tony Press, any help you could offer would be much appreciated!

    Cheers,
    Reuben
     
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    @Reuben Kent

    I’d be happy to come down with my kit and see if we can get your stove operating properly, but it will be late in July (if you can wait that long).

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @Reuben Kent

    Are you still looking to get this stove going properly? I realise that I’ve neglected to get back to you.

    Tony