History and age of my stove

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  1. Rod Bowers Australia

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    Hi all
    attached (I hope) are pics of one of my treasured possessions
    As you can see it is a "Companion" stove.
    Companion Kero stove 1.JPG Companion Kero stove 2.JPG Companion Kero stove 1.JPG Companion Kero stove 2.JPG Companion Kero stove 3.JPG
    I still have the original packaging ,instructions and a set of prickers, still in the original packet. See pics
    I estimate that the stove may have been used a dozen times and is in pristine condition (yes I polished it for the pics).
    I lit the stove yesterday to impress my wife, and she was suitably impressed as it performed flawlessly.

    Can anyone give me their opinion on its date and place of manufacture in Australia. My estimate is post WW2, perhaps mid fifties.

    Hope you are all keeping well
    Cheers
    Rod
     
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    Welcome!

    1. Does the paperwork or box have a printer’s code that could be a date.

    2. Detailed photos of the tank stamping helps in determining age.

    3. There are threads here that cover the history of Companion.

    These stoves are among the best made of there kind in the world.


    Cheers

    Tony
     
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  4. Rod Bowers Australia

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    Thanks Lads
    the tank is not stamped and there are no codes etc on the packaging or makers instructions.
    It is a No 1 (noisy burner)
    All I need now is for the lockdown to be lifted and I can deploy the "Billy" and make tea for our guests
    Stay safe and well
    Cheers
    Rod
     
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  6. Rod Bowers Australia

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    hi ROBBO55
    Thanks for the links, very helpful.
    I have a video of the stove in use for the first time in maybe 40 years but it's too big to post, never mind. Maybe someone can guide me on how to do this on the site.
    Cheers
    Rod
     
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  8. Rod Bowers Australia

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    Thanks Kerophile I'll check it out
    Cheers