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Lane's Thermil Blue Flame No. 50 (wick stove)

Discussion in 'Other Brands' started by Tony Press, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Tony Press

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    Here is another example of the Australian-made Lane's "Thermil" - a blue flame, kerosene wick stove. It was a free addition - along with two hurricane lanterns - to a Primus 210 I bought:

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    It works on the centre-draft principle whereby air is drawn through the centre of the wick and flame;
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    The wick and burner components:

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    The trivet is clamped to the three upright legs with spring clips:

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    The stove came in its original carton along with instructions and a wick trimmer:

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    The stove was bought originally in 1951 for 24 shillings and ten pence. The pieces of paper in the carton also indicate that a suburban house block could be bought in Liverpool (an outer suburb of Sydney, Australia, now a major centre in its own right) for 25pounds!

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    The trick to this stove is to allow the heating cones to get hot for 2 or three minutes - it really pumps out the heat, without any soot.

    ... and it passed the tea test.
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    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. ROBBO55

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    It's in good condition and all the extras are a real bonus. Especially for the price. :clap::clap::clap:
     
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    Very nice!

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    A Primus 210 is rightly viewed as a classic but that Thermil would have been the focus of my attention for a while, package filler to the Primus or not. I guess that's exactly what you've done by featuring it here, Tony.

    Glad you did. Stacks of information there, much appreciated.

    I nearly bought a Turm that was a dead ringer but the seller wanted too much.

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    A very nice stove and an excellent set of photos.
     
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    That's a very nifty design. It is much more compact than others of the breed I've seen. Thanks!
     
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    This is from a 1951 Kopsen catalogue.

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  8. Tony Press

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    @Tree_fella

    Thanks.

    So you're moonlighting over here, eh... :lol:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  9. Tree_fella Australia

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    Just spying on the neighbours Tony :)