Kitchen Kook acquisition questions

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  1. Northernar United States

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    Hello all! Newbie to this forum so please bear with me. I acquired this Kitchen Kook stove at a barn sale. I have collected and used old stoves in the past and though I was not in the market for another this one i actually went back for the next day. I kinda knew it was special. So...i am a Jack of all trades and skilled in many different areas of mechanical and craft abilities. What I am unfamiliar with is identification of the actual type of stove this is. Searched the net and found no reference as to the actual fuel type this stove takes. The tank seems to be filled with kerosene but I assume that was the previous owner just dumping in what he thought was correct...and giving up when nothing happened. I am under the impression that it is a white gas stove. Of course bad things happen when we assume. I am requesting any information that may be helpful to confirm what I have and what to do with it. I including what to watch out for as far as safety and damage do's and don'ts. Thanks! 20191103_105924.jpg 20191103_105903.jpg
     
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    I think it looks very much as a regular AGM white gas stove and as nothing else is stated on the sign I think you are right.
     
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    A trippel burner, that is awesome.
    I have a similar double burner in my barn waiting for restoration. I guess it has the same tank as yours.
    But unfortunately not that fancy stand.
    I am not an expert on American stoves but I think that is a great find.

    Bo
     
  4. MrAlexxx

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    That is definitely a GREAT find! I would of been all over that one!

    Alex
     
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    Wow that's nice
     
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    Thanks all for the replies! Trying to figure out the best way to straighten the sheetmetal, and one grate is cracked. Other than that the stand just needs paint and polish. Enamel is even very nice for the age. Going to start with disassembly and cleaning first and get her burning.
     
  7. cottage hill bill

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    You are correct it is a white gas / Coleman Fuel stove. Lots of AGM info available on the Coleman Collector's Forum.
     
  8. Northernar United States

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    Thanks bill for the confirmation!
     
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    20191118_215051.jpg After hours of degreaser and hot vinegar baths I got the tank to function. The leather was still good in the pump, the fuel gauge does not work but the pressure gauge does to some extent. I got it up to 17 psi on the gauge which is probably 12 psi due to the needle start point of 5 psi. Sweet stink of lead tells me this thing has never been cleaned but well used. Not bad performance for being 90 years old! Now for some flame!...I hope... 20191118_215057.jpg
     
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    Welcome ! @Northernar
    Your 833 is, now, featured in a brochure in (subscriber) catalog section of reference library.
    I very much look forward to seeing progress and, seeing more of your wonderful range.
    I'll "guess" mods might allow an *exception?
    You post(ing) here: images of your 833, we thank you.
    I *post here: image of 833 as shown in said brochure, you are welcome.
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  11. OMC

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    Re your "I am requesting any information that may be helpful to confirm what I have and what to do with it. I including what to watch out for as far as safety and damage do's and don'ts."
    Credit goes to member dday. Much can be learned from his AGM 822 thread.
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    AGM nameplates are a welcome feature.
    We find at least 3 versions of the 3 burner No. 833.
    I do not know the sequence nor the production years of 833 (begin & end).
    We have a look at your nameplate
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    AGM had to get creative to include plenty of detail on small tag, as they tended to do :thumbup:. We see:
    Kitchen Kook Type B
    cleanliness - speed - convenience - safety
    No. 833
    Reissue Pat. No. 16,617
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    credit Doug's input above includes byline? :
    "The IDEAL COOK STOVE"
    This is actually included on another No.833 nameplate and may be a date clue.

    FYI, text from other nameplates:
    Kitchen Kook
    The IDEAL COOK STOVE
    No. 833
    Pat. Appl'd. for
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    Juan's example on CCF
    Kitchen Kook Type [?]
    the worlds fastest cook stove
    No. 833
    Patented Jan. 4, 1927.
    other patent applied for.
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    TMI but might help, dday's No.822 nameplate
    Kitchen Kook
    cleanliness - speed - convenience - safety
    No. 822
    Patented Jan. 4, 1927.
    other patents applied for
    (btw not typo, Jaun's other patent applied..., dday's other patents applied for)

     
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