good find. a cobra stove.

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  1. plumberted

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    I have just acquired a French Cobra stove in complete condition with original flame spreaders and like Presscall I had difficulty in lighting it. I eventually used a Tilley preheater and it worked perfectly from simmer to full boil heat.
     

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    Good looking stove. Please can you confirm that you are operating it with kerosene/ paraffin fuel?

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  3. plumberted

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    I am using heating oil(paraffin) Works OK and its cheaper
     
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    Hi @plumberted Like you I too use kerosene heating oil for my stoves.

    The reason I asked the question about your Cobra was because you never mentioned the fuel type, and I know that unlike the UK the French did make a number of petrol/ gasoline fuelled domestic stoves.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    @plumberted Lovely example Ted. Along with slotted burner caps French manufacturers appeared to favour enamelled stove frames and lighting torches.

    John
     
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    Quite the find indeed & certainly an interesting burner!
     
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    A very nice aquasition. Congratulations :thumbup:
    I like the flame colours and paterns. :)
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Lovely stove...