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Florence camp stove

Discussion in 'Other Brands' started by Blueflame, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Blueflame Canada

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    Saw this listed locally....never heard of it. Says it's from 1930s. Kerosene.
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  2. Rangie

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    Nice find!
    Is this one of those gravity blue-flame types? :content:

    Alec.
     
  3. Blueflame Canada

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    It's not mine...yet. I checked for the Mfg info. These were made in the 30s and they had quite a variety of kitchen stoves and heaters. Kind of out of my way so I will probably pass for now, but I really would like a Kero stove like that. If it was gravity fed I assume the fuel tank would be somewhat higher than the burners...right?
     
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    That's why I like the antigravity keroburners: the fuel tank is lower than the burner.
     
  5. Blueflame Canada

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    I found another photo of this stove....any more ideas as to how it works?
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    Gravity...... ;)

    Thought so.
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    Described as a 'wickless' stove in contemporary literature, such as these Valor (UK) examples.

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    The moderate 'head' of kerosene is piped via regulator valve controls to annular troughs at the base of each burner.

    An 'igniter wick' sat in each trough (bottom left of Gieorgijewski's photo of a Meva stove) is lit to initiate the process of blue flame combustion in the concentric steel tubular chimneys (on the right of the photo).

    John
     
  9. geeves

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    I have that bottom stove in the above valor brochure. No name on it so didnt know it was a Valor. Under each burner is a shallow tray which the wick sits in. The trays are linked together and a pipe runs from the last tray to a tray the bottle sits in with the open end down. When the bottle is filled ant put in its tray the fuel flows into the trays untill the bottle kneck is covered and no air can get back in so the kero stops flowing. As fuel is burn the level in the trays drops and air can get into the bottle allowing more kero out. It is possible to remove the bottle and refill it while the stove is going.
     

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