Kenrick 'Aurora' 1918, low spirit ring autolight.

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    A second example of a late-WW1 Kenrick 'Aurora' stove with the so-called 'autolight' low spirit ring construction. This example, however, can be positively dated to 1918 by the tank base marking:

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    It can be compared with this other 'autolight' Aurora which has only a maker's logo on the base. And also with this second 1918 dated Aurora which has a completely different filler cap/pressure release set up. It has been said before but this new example reinforces the point: the variety of different combinations of riser construction and minor ancillaries found on these Auroras is extraordinary considering their very short stop-gap production life.

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    Nice one Ian. A fine addition to you collection of early 'minority' brands
     
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    Congratulations Ian, it's cleaned up nicely. :thumbup:
     
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    Remarkably it has not actually been cleaned at all; this is basically as found, it had been protected by being relatively little used, then shut away for years in one of those large old shop-stock biscuit tins. Also testament I think to the use of shell case quality brass too. So only a basic service, new fuel, and a light dust over:thumbup:
     
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    In that case it makes it an extremely good find! :thumbup::thumbup: