First post Coleman No.1

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  1. Toby Garner

    Toby Garner United States Subscriber

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    Thank you for the add. Many may recognize me from other platforms, but this is my first time posting to CCS. I'm more of a lamp/lantern collector, but I dabble in stoves that catch my eye also.

    I'd like to start off with this recent pickup. A Coleman No.1

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    Notice the hillbilly dipstick I had to fish out of the tank?

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    Missing valve key and auxillary valve?

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    1/4" square head socket does the trick until appropriate parts can be found or made.

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    My first Hotblast experience was a little rich. Got it figured out now.

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    Running like a champ!

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    Here it is with it's oven setup. Of course missing the grate as well as it's legs...

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    Still a ways to go on this one, but it'll be finished in due time. I may need to bug some No.1 owners soon for dimensions to build some legs and oven grate. Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful afternoon :thumbup:
     
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    nice find and neat looking burn

    the oven is a bonus

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  3. ROBBO55

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    Welcome to the dark side, Toby.
    They are good blue flames and the rest should clean up nicely. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    They’re certainly in evidence.

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    Brilliant post on a star attraction, beautifully presented. Mesmerising flame pattern.
     
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    @Toby Garner

    Very nice! Are you going to put this in the Reference Gallery?

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  6. Toby Garner

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    Thank you for the kind words everyone.

    @Tony Press I can once it's completed. I don't like leaving things undone :)

    Had a couple spare minutes this afternoon so I made a temporary valve key for the main burner. Does someone have a picture of what the secondary key or wheel looks like?

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    Also what was used here as a retainer? Cotter pin?

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  7. Toby Garner

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    Got some legs built this morning using 3/16 spring steel. Also found a keeper for the tank pivot pin in my father's old carburator parts box. Next up is an oven grate and heat diffuser. May built a better looking valve key also.

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    Welcome Toby and thanks for sharing. Looks like your are well on way to compete your stove, good job. I can tell you have found how easy it is to post pictures too. Still amazed how a stove from the 20's can burn.
    Daryl sunny SoCal
     
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    Yeah he has a way of taking pics with a bunch of Sears lanterns in the background that keeps me drooling with jealousy. Welcome to CCS Toby. I’m glad you got this stove. It found the right home. Expecting the breakfast pics soon
     
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    A beautiful stove - quite amazing for something that's 100 years old... the workmanship (as well as the flame pattern) is very impressive. If only we could expect the same longevity from modern stoves.
     
  11. Toby Garner

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    Thanks for a warm welcome fellas. Thanks to @hikerduane I have an oven grate and was ready to make a meal when I realized I forgot to cut out a heat diffuser :doh:Easiest part of the fettle and I forgot :D so maybe this next week I will give it a test run.

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  12. Toby Garner

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    Finished the final piece to this puzzle today. Sheared out a heat diffuser. Now to cook a 5 course meal :) also pictured with other 1923 Coleman GPA's... Just because :thumbup:

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    :thumbup:!

    Cheers

    Tony