COMPANION with Silent Burner (unused)

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  1. ROBBO55

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    The stove came in a cardboard box with no markings. There is a shadow indicating a full sided label was attached at some time. I believe the box to be original as it is a neat fit and similar in construction and size to other marked stove boxes I have seen.
    The instruction manual is a generic COMPANION instruction for use as previously listed here https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/the-companion-stove.245/
    The tank is stamped COMPANION STOVE with the COMPANION logo.
    The spirit cup only has COMPANION stamped in the bottom.
    The tank filler cap has COMPANION stamped in one side.
    The pressure bleed is round (13 mm dia) with no markings. Whilst there is no marking to prove it is original, the condition of the pressure bleed is consistent with the corrosion on the rest of the stove. Indicating it is original.
    The burner has no markings but a paper label is attached COMPANION STOVE trial burned and tested.
    The Outer Cap has no markings but has a notch in the rim similar to other marked Companion caps.
    The Inner Cap is stamped COMPANION BRAND.
    The leather pump cup assembly is a riveted construction. The rivet is steel where the rivet is brass in other versions I have. The assembly is not fixed and slides on the shaft allowing air entry on the up stroke. It is held on the shaft by a brass nut. The NRV is standard.

    Martin
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    I like the accompaniments as well as the stove. :D/ All very ridgy didge (aka true, original).
     
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    Martin that is a very nice stove.
    Apart from the manufacturer's trial burn, it has never been used.
    Everything is well stamped with Companion and you even have the printed instructions and the original prickers in their paper sleeve.
    All contained in the original box.

    I may be wrong, but I don't think there will be many other Companion stoves in the same condition.
    A very desirable kit.
     
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    Thanks for the comments.
    Iain, it’s another piece to the puzzle regarding Companion stoves and their changes. :doh:
    Trevor, it is a nice addition to my growing collection of stoves and it will stay in once only test fired condition whilst I have it.[-(
    Peter, thanks for the link to the box label. It is a part of the site I have not spent much time in (but it looks like I need to). I will print a copy and keep it with the stove.:lol:
     
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    Hi Martin, The one change that was made to the Companion stove from its Svea model was the design of the pump leather assembly - often riveted rather than the leather being sandwiched between a brass insert and a steel nut (which makes replacing the leather practically impossible). However, some Companions used the Svea (and every other manufacturer's) arrangement, so it's not rendering your stove any less authentic by replacing it when you need to.

    I was recently in rural Victoria and there were Companion's in evidence everywhere. Not surprising as they were made in Melbourne. Yours is a real find, though.
     
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    G'day Peter, Your not wrong. I tried replacing the leather on one by opening the old rivet. It just fell apart. Since then I have replaced the pump leather by making a new rivet on a lathe.
    The other change is the amount of branding on the stove and components. Svea was removed first then Companion removed from components. The burner and the outer cap is not branded on this stove. Whilst other stoves i have are branded Companion.
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    A new stove brand to me. You appear to have an outstanding example there Martin. Congratulations.
     
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    Hi all, being in lockdown in Sydney allows time for a shed clean-out and revisiting this great site.

    I have rediscovered a Companion stove that looks a very close match to Martin's gem, not in the same condition of course. To my untrained eye it's a No. 5 Silent Burner.

    It came to me some years ago from family, not sure of its age or provenance. I can't see any marks or numbers, only the stamping of COMPANION STOVE and the logo. Unfortunately it is missing the outer burner cap, and also 2 legs. The 3rd leg is still soundly in place.

    I am going to try and post some photos later today, but seek help on replacing the burner cap and the legs. Is the Fettlebox the place to start? In due course I will also need some guidance with soldering the replacement legs in place, actually I'm not sure I want to risk undertaking that task myself. I have never done any soldering and don't want to botch the job.

    Don't wish to hijack this thread, happy to start a new one if advisable.

    Ian.
     
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    Ian

    Starting a new thread in the stove forum would be a good idea while you’re working on your stove.

    If you’re looking for a parts, let me know what you need. I can go through my boxes of odds and ends and see what I’ve got.

    Cheers

    Tony