Dads old Monitor

Discussion in 'Monitor' started by Peter.C, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Peter.C

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Messages:
    77
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Hi all here is my late fathers Monitor fettled,
    The only history I have is it was purchased around 1952 in Australia after dad emigrated in 1951.
    It traveled far and wide and my wife and I used it camping in the 1990's. Great little stove runs sweet.
    Fits nice in the Arnotts tin.
    Regards Peter

    Pic1.JPG

    Pic2.JPG
     
  2. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom SotM Winner SotY Winner Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,697
    Location:
    Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Very fine, priceless with the memories.

    John
     
  3. Peter.C

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Messages:
    77
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Your right John nothing beats the look on campers faces hearing a jet engine doing the morning Brew.
    Peter.
     
  4. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Messages:
    7,613
    Location:
    Stinkpot Bay, Howden, Tasmania, Australia
    @Peter.C

    Excellent, Peter!

    A fine stove with warm history. Do you keep it in the Arnott's tin?

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  5. Peter.C

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Messages:
    77
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Hi Tony ,and yes mate it lives in the Arnott's tin ,i never saw a original tin until a i found this great site.
    BTW I've had my Trangia running a treat at Ronnie creek Cradle Mountain last year ,Dad loved the place so the Monitor needs a visit i think.
    regards Peter.
     
  6. ROBBO55

    ROBBO55 Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2014
    Messages:
    1,485
    Location:
    Somersby, New South Wales, Australia
    @Peter.C
    G'day Pete, Your Monitor looks like it has been loved and well cared for.
    I am sure it brings back happy memories for you every time it is lit. :lol:

    Martin
     
  7. Peter.C

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Messages:
    77
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Hi Martin ,you bet mate memories i know it traveled in the pannier of Dads 500 BSA in about 1953 from Melbourne to Adelaide and fried up some rabbit taken along the way
    with the Lithgow / Slazenger .22.
    Ahh those were the days.
     
  8. Rangie

    Rangie Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,587
    Location:
    Caithness, Far North of Scotland
    @Peter.C , that's tremendous!
    Now then, do you own a bike......? ;) :whistle:

    Alec.
     
  9. Peter.C

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Messages:
    77
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Sorry Rangie not for many years.my old friend was a Honda cd175 and would have looked great with a pannier full of polished brass :-):-).
     
  10. Peter.C

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Messages:
    77
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
  11. Twoberth

    Twoberth United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2017
    Messages:
    1,193
    Location:
    England
    Thanks Peter
     
  12. Twoberth

    Twoberth United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2017
    Messages:
    1,193
    Location:
    England
    Peter. Another question.
    The pump knob looks like it is screwed onto the shaft rather than crimped on. Is it threaded?

    Cheers,