Gloria 388 Portable Stove

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  1. Tony Press

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    This is my refurbished Australian-made Gloria 388 "Portable Stove". This model was made in the late 1930s by the Gloria Light Co.Pty Ltd (Australia).

    It is the same model as that posted by @Sedgman here. These stoves run on gasoline (Shellite).

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    Main burner control.
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    Main burner.
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    Secondary burner.
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    Control screw for preheater.
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    Control for secondary burner.
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    Components

    The empty box with lid and wind screens.
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    I had to make a new pot grid. It's a copy of the very rusted original.
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    Very heavy cast iron burner (a bit over 1.4 kilos or 3.1pounds).
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    Control for the secondary burner.

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    Burner plates and flame rings. I made the flame ring on the right.
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    'Tilley-like' pump.

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    Generator.

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    Tank and generator brackets.
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    Steel tank.
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    Preheater screw.

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    Preheater outlet.
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    Main burner with vented flame holes that sit under the generator to maintain vapourised fuel.
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    Secondary burner.
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    Generator bracket.

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    Tank bracket.
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    The preheater pipe placed so that it sits close to the generator for pre-heating.

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    Packing away.

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    Legs in correct position(s).

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    Up and running.


    Running the preheater.
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    I have to admit its not the best preheater I've seen... but it worked.

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    Lighting up from the preheater.

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    As it ran after fettling.

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    Main burner.
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    Secondary burner.
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    As it came.

    It's the one on the left.

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    This stove was advertised in the late 1930s (see advertisements in the Reference Library). In this brochure the stove is described as "Has been specially designed to cater for the requirements of the Caravan, the Camp, the Week-end Cottage and the Country Home alike".

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    The directions for operating the stove (taken from @Sedgman's post linked above):
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    I took a long while to work carefully through the fettle on this stove. I will post a separate thread on the fettle later.

    I am very happy with this stove, but it will become a shelf queen now that it's fettled and running, as I have another more beaten up one that I will fettle to become a working user.

    I'm also please that I have the three Glorias shown in the brochure linked above: the 379 lantern; the Iron; and now this stove.


    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. Barrett New Zealand

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    Very nicely done!
    Good skills Tony.
     
  3. Ian

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    Cracking resto, Tony. Nice work.
     
  4. Simes

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    Fully deserves a space on the shelf Tony.
     
  5. Ed Winskill

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    Great Tony; terrific presentation.
     
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    Excellent work and presentation, as always!
     
  7. The Warrior

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    Beautiful work man, wow.
     
  8. Sedgman

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    Very thorough restoration. Congratulations Tony
     
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    Great job Tony and indeed very well documented!
    Thank you for taking your time to share your artists job here!
     
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    That stove should change some minds in the leave 'em as found or fix 'em up debate. That is an absolute beauty. Pat yourself on the back for me.

    Ben
     
  12. ROBBO55

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    Looks good, Tony. :thumbup: