Lane's Thermil Model 23/52B

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  1. Sedgman

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    This Australian double burner range is interesting for the less common colours and for the the brass founts which appear sound. Indeed, whilst most Lane's Thermil Blue Flame stoves have steel founts, those that do have brass usually have stress fractures starting to appear. In this case I can find none but the filler caps do! I replaced the two brass filler caps with spare brass ones.

    These founts are all brass including the burner hold down screws but not the filler cap riser. The burner assemblies are all steel as all Lane Thermil stoves are.

    The more common brass founts are usually creme coloured. Those on this stove are interesting in that they are gold painted and lacquered. So we can add gold to the colors found on these type of stoves' founts.

    Anyway, it was a nice and fairly straightforward restoration. I have left some imperfections on the fount top surface because more damage would occur if I tried to remove them.

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    The range after the burners had been tested.

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    The range as it arrived.

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    The uncommon gold painted and brass fount. The decal indicates it is probably a later period stove.

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    The ranges generally are stamped in the corner.

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    The legs are thin pressed metal. This more solid rib in the pressing is different to the earlier ones which are not as pronounced. Lane's also used two different type of machine screws on the legs, some are cheesehead and the double units tend to be round heads but perhaps it's an earlier and later thing. I am still trying to work this one out.

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    The Model 52B out of the range frame. Black cowls (aka the burner 'cup') are less common too.

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    One of the wick holders still had the original paint which is unusual.

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    The wick can be clearly seen here with the central draught tube.

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    The fractures in the brass filler cap can be clearly seen. Cork seals were standard.

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    A better filler cap and original cork seal which is 1.76 mm thick and 1" diameter from memory.

    These are nice stoves for heating things or cooking at a slower pace.

    Stay safe.

    Iain
     
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    A splendid restoration. I did not know that Lane's made a two burner stove. It reminds me that I've got to get around to trying out the single burner Lane's I bought on eBay Australia. I've never used a wick stove but it seems they'd be just the thing for long slow simmering which is difficult on a pressure stove.

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  3. ROBBO55

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    A very nice example, Iain. :thumbup:
    I'll have to have a look at my 2 burner and see if the founts are brass. :-k