Kampkook Stove No. 1

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  1. DryTortugaSteve United States

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    Came across this site and thought I woud share some pics of my dads old Kampkook Camp Stove No 1. It comes with the fuel tank, hand pump and wrench. Thought I would share this little stove from days gone by.
    Enjoy

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    A great old stove and not very common, circa 1926-28.

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    Thanks Tony and Trevor for posting the old ad.
     
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    Thanks.......pretty neat old ad. $8 dollars was a lot of money back then.
     
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    Steve,
    Welcome!
    and re your: "thought I woud share some pics of my dads old Kampkook Camp Stove No 1"
    on behalf of fellow stovies THANK YOU, I am soo glad you made the effort.
    As Trevor said it is not common (yours is only No.1 in the gallery :thumbup: ).

    Re 1926, 28:
    No.1 is in above 1928 ad.
    No.1 appears in 1926 catalog per Marsh site.

    and
    Your No.1 brass tag (has 5 lines of patent details) may help date yours as well.
    No.1 & No.3 tags seem to be identical? except for "No.1" vs No.3".
    The last tag in my list of No.3 tags (includes 1927 date) seen here

    your No.1 may have the same patent details (1927)? ... or ?

    I researched the No.3 and touched on the No.1 stove in past (an early AGM No.1 oven was source of confusion, then, for me).
    It is an open question as to the years the more rare No.1 stove was produced.
    thx omc
    tag @DryTortugaSteve

    PS just curios, I wonder if the history goes beyond your Dad, might this have been grand Dad's stove as well? If so, that is cooler yet!
     
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    Dad was 20 yrs old in 1931, so it It very well could of been bought by my grandfather. I never got to meet him because he died before I was born in 1950. I got the stove when my dad passed away in 1992. I know dad used the stove when we would go to the parks in Indiana. Also.....the Pat dates on the stove are as follows......Aug 9-1921, Dec 4- 1923, Dec 9-1924, Reissue April 4-1922....then Feb 13-1927 and April 26-1927
     
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    It was pretty good money. Prentiss Wabers stoves were about the same. Colemans were more expensive -- more like $12 or $14. (I don't see a Coleman price in the SRL, so I'm not sure where I saw that Coleman price. Maybe in my files... Frightening thought.)

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    G'day @DryTortugaSteve
    That is a nice bit of family history you have there. Congratulations.
    If it is not already, I hope you get it working and have many more years using it.