Hawthorne Western Field two burner gasoline stove

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  1. Marc

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    Greetings stovie friends.

    For your inspection today is a used but well cared for Hawthorne Western Field stove.

    Overview. I like the color, quite timeless. This could have been sold yesterday.
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    Immediately upon opening, we have quite a difference from Coleman in the lid hinge method. Here it is, with the hinge piece pulled out away from the stove body, as it would be upon opening.
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    Then you have to slide the lid closer to the stove body........ 20190804_192959.jpg

    Then you're able to tilt the lid back, where it will catch and hold at a set angle without the side wings holding it in place. 20190804_192934.jpg

    Sometimes I like having the lid on my Coleman stoves opened flat for more flexibility when using larger pots, and that wouldn't be possible with this stove.
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    Side wing holder. It's supposed to be rotated 90 deg from where it is in this photo, and you can see the wear mark on the generator where that's been done previously, but it sure seems to sit like this much better. 20190804_193141.jpg

    As it should be. Wear mark doesn't line up here, maybe I didn't have the fuel cylinder all the way against the far wall or maybe it's not a wear mark at all. 20190804_193206.jpg

    Side wing holder in place. 20190804_193240.jpg

    Wrench, and flaking paint.
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    The tank mounting slots have an interesting shape to them.
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    Which matches a cutout in the tank mounting tabs. 20190804_193348.jpg

    Once fully assembled(carrying handle for stove must be up and away from the tank), the slots lock the tank in place so that a jar or bump won't dislodge it. 20190804_193434.jpg
     
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    Label on the fuel tank.
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    The fuel cap is aluminum and took a pair of pliers padded with a rag to remove. Obviously it'll need a new seal. 20190804_193532.jpg

    Brass fuel strainer that was inside the lip of the tank. Unfortunately the rest of the tank was in about this condition. 20190804_193546.jpg

    This after pouring quite a bit of rust flakes and particles out. I should have used my endoscope, it was just on the other side of the bay. 20190804_193559.jpg

    Pump in decent condition. Pump knob is aluminum, leather was bone dry but otherwise in good condition. I've no idea what the wire loop on the end of the pump knob is fore, it doesn't seem to lock into or hold anything. Any ideas? 20190804_193703.jpg

    There are threads and a needle in the end of the pump shaft, but no amount of pushing or rotating would get it to catch and tighten in the pump. More investigation will be required. 20190804_193709.jpg

    Pump bore looks to be in good condition. Once the pump leather was oiled, the pump built and held pressure, and the pump rod didn't back out. I'll either need to do more research and find out what kind of NRV this has, or tear it apart and make sure all is in good condition before I fire it up. 20190804_193748.jpg

    Cleaning needle sticking through the jet. It retracted when the valve was opened, and I could hear air coming out even though the fuel cap was leaking. I take this to be a good sign.
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    This little piece is on the inside of one of the side wings, against the lid when folded. 20190804_194205.jpg

    Rear side of it. 20190804_194219.jpg

    Matches a cutout in the other side wing. My hypothesis is that this was riveted onto the wrong side of the side wing, or the side wing was installed backwards, the original idea being to keep the side wings closed against the lid when they're not being used. Close this side wing with the clip/bracket on it, close the other side wing with the cutout, then rotate the clip to hold them together. Anyone have any other ideas? 20190804_194311.jpg

    Overview of the stove. No flame shots today folks, will need to get that tank cleaned and the NRV checked first. 20190804_193506.jpg

    Thanks for riding along.
     
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    Who made those Montgomery Ward Western Field stoves?
     
  4. Marc

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    I've seen references to several companies making stoves for Monkey Wards.

    The stove in this post looks to be the same stove painted a different color, and the OP references Rinnai.

    Rinnai RK-100R Two Burner

    Research continues.

    Edit: Here we go!

    Stove manufacturers Q – Z
     
  5. cottage hill bill

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    It certainly looks like the Rinnai stoves I've seen.