Companion Stove/Heater

Discussion in 'Companion' started by AuntyJack, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. AuntyJack

    Aug 9, 2010
    Attached for your delight are photos of a nickel finish Companion stove made in Australia that could be converted to a heater by the replacement of the stove pan ring and support legs with the heater dome and the heat reflector and supports. (There is a photo of a Companion heater and similar stove submitted by Laurence Langley in July 2008 on the Companion page).
    Around 1939, A.B. Max Sievert in Sweden granted Companion a license to manufacture Svea pattern stoves, apparently this also included these combination stove/heaters.
    Interesting aspects of the stove are;
    The silent burner is not marked anywhere with a makers name except for the inner cup that is marked '-Companion-'. My understanding was that after WII Companion stoves usually used Svea marked burners, suggesting that this stove may have been made between 1939 and 1946. Comments?
    The riser tube screws into the tank and is sealed with a lead washer.
    The rolled engraving on the tank is crosshatched as compared the the plain engraving on the brass tanked Companion stoves.
    The pressure release screw is of the flat style rather than the knurled knob normally seen on Companion stoves.
    The end of the pump rod has a knurled piece that unscrews.
    The ring that is bolted to the legs for stability of the heater is an alloy of some sort and the finish is not to the standard of the rest of the stove.

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  2. Wim

    Wim Subscriber

    May 12, 2009
    Dendermonde, Belgium
    Hi Aunty, very nice stove indeed! The ring that goes under the legs looks like a pretty good idea to make the stove more stable, which is a good thing as the riser seems to be rather long thus bringing the center of gravity (with heavy pots) to a 'high level'. The thingy that screws onto the pump shaft will be a reserve cap that fits on the fount after taking off the burner. This enables you to carry the stove filled with fuel without spillage.

    All the best,

  3. ulysses

    ulysses Subscriber

    Jan 9, 2008
    Manasquan, New Jersey USA
    Yes, a very rare and attractive stove. Perhaps the longer riser tube and the feet / base were adaptations to raise the burner height for more comfortable, no-stoop cooking.

  4. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

    Sep 23, 2004
    Far North of Scotland
    Hi Paul. the longer riser is to raise the burner to the focal point, or near centre, of the parabolic reflector bowl. These tend to be a minimum of 12 inches diameter in this application.
    Best Regards,
  5. Dutchmike

    Feb 25, 2007
    Great pictures,! As for this base ring, this is unpractical for the outdoors, as this setup wants a flat surface. Hence this ring I think is strictly for indoors, where one tends to need a heater, and thus can be used even on soft carpeted floors. The screws enable the ring to be removed if need be, when just 3 points to sit on can be made to work on uneven ground.
    My tuppence of think.

    But a nice stove that 'radiates' style even without the missing parabole, so thanks for! ;)
    Mike Meijer