Hi folks! As usual, there are lots of pictures, so to keep the thread coherent, please wait to comment until everything is loaded. Thanks! Here's a rare bird. A lovely Campus No. 2! I was very lucky to find this stove, but it took a lot of work to get it off of the computer screen and into my home. This stove was sourced from Brazil, and has been the most difficult stove purchase I have made so far. I want to send a GIANT thank you to Berniedawg for identifying this stove, filling me in about them, and for his encouragement. He has first refusal if I ever sell it! I would also like to extend a big thank you to Gunsoo for all of his helpful insights about this model, and for letting me borrow his pictures! And thank you Aktopp for letting me use your pictures for reference purposes in this post as well! The seller had terrible feedback, and I clicked the "Buy" button with great trepidation. The sale took three weeks and a lot of frustration to hammer out, and that was before it had even shipped! It required thirty-nine translated emails, a suspended account from the Brazilian classifieds site (mine), four different attempted methods of payment (from credit card to wire transfer), and a lot of trust on both sides of the transaction. There was certainly a lot of risk in the sale, and had I known beforehand what would be involved, I probably wouldn't have pursued it. He wanted to cancel the sale when we hit the first roadblock, but after the 3rd or 4th, he became just as determined as I was, and after the 8th or 9th, we were laughing about it. We even ended up becoming Facebook friends! In the end, persistence from both parties paid off! This was Paulo's father's stove, and I'm not exactly sure what his job was, but Paulo said that "My father used in situations and very professional aviator era." He said he'd fill me in later about it. So... his dad used it while doing something with planes way back when? I'm guessing he was the Brazilian Rockateer. Anyway, here it is next to an Optimus 111T for size reference. As you can see, they share roughly the same dimensions, except the Campus is a few inches longer. The Campus No. 2 was manufactured by Svea during the mid-1930's, perhaps the late 1930's as well. You can read the sales literature here, here, and here. Sales brochures were so romantic back then, no? The parts and spares list is located here. The original finish would have been black paint with a silver heat shield. At some point in its life, it was repainted with brushed-on green lacquer, and though it looks a bit rough, I prefer the livelier green paint. I haven't yet decided whether I'll restore it or preserve it as is. Unfortunately, the spot welds at the corners of the top lid have failed, which would need to be addressed should I restore it. A sliding mechanism aids in opening the case, but the weak metal is broken on mine. It should be attached to that screw on the bottom half of the case. The screw itself is an incorrect piece of hardware though. The tank and pot rests are bolted securely to the case with these proprietary screws. The burner is also secured to the case. These screws serve a dual purpose, also elevating the stove. This elevation was likely designed to aid heat dissipation and to keep the hot stove off the ground a bit, but it also allows the front flap to sit parallel to the stove when open. Without the elevating screw heads, the clasp on the front flap would make it angle upwards when sitting on a flat surface. This is just the sort of attention to detail the Svea folks were doing back then. As you can imagine, having the stove bolted in like this makes cleaning an absolute chore! With the tank at the back of the case, and with a narrow filler neck that won't accept most funnels, it is very easy to spill kerosene when filling this stove. At first I thought the front case flap was a bit superfluous, but after using it, it makes access to the preheating cup SO much easier. Just another example of the lengths Svea went to in manufacturing this stove. The interchangeable potholders are VERY stable when screwed into the case. The heat shield is easily removable, but sits comfortably in the case. It is the same thick gauge metal as the case, and does a good job. Being unfixed, it rattles a bit in transport though. More in next post!