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Lamb for tea (Petrol Stove)

Discussion in 'John Shaw & Sons (JS&S)' started by presscall, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

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    I got this little petrol (gasoline) stove a good while ago and decided to dust it off to make a pot of tea. First impression, an angular box absolutely covered in printed instructions and graphics

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    Lowering the front flap, here's the stove, stowed with the filler cap and travelling caps screwed down, burner bell ready to take the place ...

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    ... of the travelling cap

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    Cap removed, the jet nipple is revealed. No, the jet hole isn't massive, it's just a dimpled surround like that on a Coleman burner jet

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    OK, brew up it is. First the priming. Mere seconds into the priming the tank presurises, a petrol jet starts to play on the burner plate and the characteristic roarer sound starts up

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    Prime over, the stove's building up in intensity and I use the neat 'ring-pull' handle to stow it back in the case, which doubles as a pot stand

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    It's really under way now ...

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    ... and I'm ready to put the kettle on, but first, I cut the lights to get a flame shot

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    Brew time over, the stove has no shut-off valve, so the burner flame is literally blown out, then to the sound of unlit petrol vapour hissing out of the still-pressurised tank, it's safe to unscrew the filler cap to shut down.

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    While the stove's cooling off, I take some photos of the case, which as I've said is positively covered in graphics. First the lid ...

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    ... the front panel

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    ... the inner flap

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    ... the right side panel

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    ... and the left panel

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    Only the back ...

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    ... and the base

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    ... of the outer surfaces of the case are unadorned.

    The stove's cooled down enough to handle now, so I get some detailed shots of it. The pressure release pin ...

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    ... which is sprung-loaded to a connection in the base so that if the stove were to overheat (plenty of warning before that happened I reckon) the solder around this pin would melt and the pin would disappear into the tank, venting off the pressurised petrol. That's not something I'd personally witness you understand, because I'd be in the next county by then.

    The filler cap's tiny, as you can see.

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    I really like the engraving ...

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    It just remains for me to recommend you to compare this stove with the paraffin (kero) powered variant Ross ('Spiritburner') featured here ...

    https://classiccampstoves.com/posts/100353

    Cheers,

    John
     
  2. Riddarn

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    Hello John.
    What a sweet little lamb You have. ;)

    It looked really neat, and with so good instructions.

    Like the little sweet Svea, and The Primus 17 or the Radius 42, but without the valve, so much simpler... :-k

    Is it hard to blow out?
    No singed mustasches? :?

    Regards
    Ulf (Uffe)
     
  3. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

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    A bit of an effort, yes! The knack's in keeping a safe distance (no singeing) but not too far away to have no impact on the flame. It's good practice for blowing out a depressingly large number of candles (these days) on birthday cakes.

    John
     
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    Spiritburner United Kingdom Admin Subscriber

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    One of my favourite little Brit stoves. I've moved it into the Stove Reference Gallery to join the other Lambs, where it deserves to be.
     
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  5. Bom Bom Bom Bom

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    We're building a veritable flock of lambs here.

    John, really nice acquisition - thanks for sharing.

    Cheers, Graham.
     
  6. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Postscript: I realised during the firing up the stove for the pics that it was a bit off-tune, needing a run-through of the jet with a pricker.

    Here's a couple of pics of the stove at full tilt afterwards. It doesn't roar, incidentally, but gives the hovering 'copter beat sound. Glorious!

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    John
     
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  7. parramethtrol

    parramethtrol United Kingdom Subscriber

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    hi John lovely little stove and pics :thumbup:
    i had to laugh at this

    as it's what i thought as soon as i saw you blowing it out ;) :lol:
     
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  8. Paul B

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    Wonderful stove. It made me happy to see it. It is a nice mix of styles.