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  1. Archivist United Kingdom Archivist

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    Ginge Courtesy of Jan Rømsgaard

    Jan recently spoke to an old gentleman, Mr K. Ginge Nielsen from the family Ginge Nielsen. They were the makers of the Ginge stove in Denmark. He remembered a lot of the story back to the 1930's.

    Ginge started production about 1932, based in Peter Bangsvej, Copenhagen. Production almost stopped during World War II because of the lack of kerosene.
    Ginge made all the tools for the production themselves & paid no royalty as the Primus Patent was too old. They did try to use the Primus name but B.A. Hjorth & Co. got very angry!

    They also produced for the Danish Co-op (FDB), but as the ironmongers in Denmark liked to keep the Ginge range for themselves the Co-op stoves were given the name Dana.

    The firm gave up production about 1952 when propane gas was installed in Danish kitchens, and sold all to Egypt, where the production started the year after, but to Mr Ginge Nielson's knowledge they had a lot of problems to get the right quality. In their time Ginge made tens of thousands of stoves for the Danish market, but non for export. Ginge later passed into Austrian hands.

    Dana roarer
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    Ginge range
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  2. Scottguy5484 Canada

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    Thanks for this wonderful information! I recently picked up a Dana Danmark roarer stove at a flea market. It is fitted with a SVEA burner and SVEA burner top plate, much like the one seen here:

    http://www.wachauer-petromax.at/stove_dana.htm

    The burner plate in the photo at the top may also be a SVEA but I can't tell from the picture.
     
  3. Afterburner Finland

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    Interesting... I have found two Ginge stoves here in Finland and they looked to be manufactured in Danmark. :doh:
     
  4. Scottguy5484 Canada

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    Some screenshots of the Ginge/Dana. Sorry, didn't get to test this bad boy out, as I'm sure it needs work.

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  6. Scottguy5484 Canada

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    Yes, they do! Feel free to move these photos to the appropriate (image) section.

    BTW, how does one estimate the value of a roarer like this DANA? I also have a nice little Austrian-made Pragus No.1, but it's near impossible to find one for sale on the internet, in order to make a valuation comparison.

    Thanks. Regards, Scott
     

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