Enders 9054 from the 1950's

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  1. presscall

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    Listed in an Enders catalogue from 1952-53 in the Stove Reference Library.

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    In the catalogue it's described as of 1 litre fuel capacity, burning time of 5-6 hours, boils a litre of water in 5 minutes and it can be dismantled, meaning it's not a fixed-legger like the No.5 listed.

    Those feet are distinctive, along with some excellent engraving and knurling (pump knob and cap).

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    The burner's not original to the stove, it's a Valor with a feature I like of a priming torch incorporated in the burner shroud and not external to it.

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    The pan ring too is a Valor product.

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    Priming torch works well.

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    ... and the burner purrs like a well-fed cat.

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    I'm not one for polishing a stove as a rule but I'd to put right a messy solder repair of the burner riser to tank joint and the cleaned up patch stood out as much as the trowelled-on solder had.

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    Brew time.

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    John
     
  2. Big Si

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    Very nice John.

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    What a beautiful stove! I have never seen such unusual, and lovely feet before.
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    Kerophile.
     
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    Beautiful, it is very interesting how a little tweak in the design of the potleg holders/feet gives the stove a personality and makes it stand out. I think there is one or two more like this in the Gallery.

    I have not seen a lighter setup like this before, but I have seen burners with holes drilled - my guess was for a lighter. I wonder if this is a Valor feature or somebody handy with a drill?

    Anyways – a grand presentation of a beautiful stove.

    Thanks, and all the best, e
     
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    I believe a feature, which I've seen on an example in another thread somewhere (I've not located it) but the more persuasive evidence is that the hole is a neat oval to accomodate the sectional profile of the lighter at that point. A neat oval as I say, stamped by the manufacturer I'd judge.

    The benefit is that the lighter is 'captive' and not liable to being dislodged and lost.

    Yes, Tofta and George, the feet are a handsome variation on the usual simple tubular type.

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    I've never seen feet like that those are cool and the extra engraving and the fancy knurling makes me think it would have been made before the 50's. Cool coconut logo also.
    Very nice John thanks for sharing.
     
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    Hi @kerophile
    I looked at that too. The '0' designation has me baffled, but there were remarks in that thread about erased engraving and I woner whether the '9054' numbering has worn off and the originator of that post has taken the 'o' of 'No.' to mean '0'.

    Could be the same model, but that one has steel feet I notice.

    I see your reasoning, Doug, but with no earlier Enders catalogue in the Reference Library referring to that model and seeing that the illustration in the 1952/3 catalogue matches my stove in form - though the illustration lacks any detail, much less an idea of engraving - I was reluctant to assign an ealier date without a corresponding dating source.

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    Goodness. Such a thing of beauty. =P~ I'd best not look at it overlong (or I'll be hoping a plane and coming after it!).

    HJ