Handi Stovette (Dbl Burner)

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  1. Sedgman

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    This stove was made in Brisbane, Australia. Regulated, silent and noisy burners were all available. The earliest models came with a case. This one is later and came bolted to a large 'spill' tray with a slightly raised back which may well have been a later option. The stove has copper founts. Originally the frame, splash plates and the joining frame were zinc coated. In restoring it I elected, for price reasons, to paint the frame in silver and a few parts I have done in black, because I think it looks better with some contrast.

    The stove joiner can be undone by two wing nuts and then the two stoves can be used individually.

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    The stove as can be seen from the badge operates on household kerosine.

    Iain
     
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    Excellent ! I'm green with envy. Top job.
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    Beautiful stove nicely restored. This is the first two burner Handi I've seen. Interesting how Kerosine is spelled and I love the copper fuel tanks. Very, very nice indeed.

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    @z1ulike @Paul Aslanides

    Thanks for the comments.

    Ben, it is interesting how kerosene is spelt. Not sure if it was a Queensland thing or not. There are some occasional differences in spelling and names of things across the country and I guess the same in the USA.

    PS This is how the stove came and I initially thought it was a Companion stove, at first glance, until I spotted the badge and then I couldn't get it out of the secondhand shop fast enough.

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  5. Tony Press

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    Nicely restored Handi, Iain.

    “Kerosine” and “Kerosene” were both used in Australia, but kerosene is now dominant as the spelling. I have a untested assumption that the “ine” spelling may have been the most used spelling in the early to mid-20th century.

    I have a collection of photos of various fuel company drums that I should post here one day that shows which companies used which spelling.

    Cheers

    Tony

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  6. ROBBO55

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    Iain, it has cleaned up nicely and the silver'n'black looks good.

    Kerosine wasn't restricted to Queensland, I saw it quite often in NSW growing up.
     
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    A quick look through my photos of fuel drums shows the following.

    “Kerosine” was used by: Shell (Pennant); BP; AMPOL; Caltex; and Neptune.

    “Kerosene” was used by: Mobil (Laurel); Golden Fleece; Esso; Texaco; and Shell (both spellings).

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  8. Doc Mark

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    Howdy, @Sedgman ,

    What a wonderful Handi Stovette! Those are great stoves, and very well put together. I was blessed to find my version, which came with it's original, green case, many decades ago, and it was unfired when I found it. Thanks for sharing yours, and have fun with it!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
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    Very nice restoration!