LANRAY No 4

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  1. ROBBO55

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    G’day, Here is a Lanray N04 with silent burner manufactured in Australia. Lanray had a relatively short production period starting in 1941. It is suspected that they ceased production of stoves around 1950 as outlined in this article by @Sedgman https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/lanray-stoves-australia-history.29813/

    The stove is all brass construction and was in reasonable condition when I found it. But removing the dirt and corrosion on the top of the tank damaged the patina so I had to be removed.

    The stove has removable pot supports but the riser tube is sealed onto the tank with a sealer not designed for repetitive use. @Radler once suggested to me that this design was to reduce the size of the packing thus reducing transport costs. Lanray stoves were often sold as mail order so quite possible.

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    The engraving

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    The Fittings

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    The outer cap is nickel plated brass with one cut out on one side only. There was no inner cap on the stove when I acquired it. (The cap is very similar (if not identical) to the Australian made Companion outer cap).

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    Neither the burner nor the spirit cup has any identifying markings. The two burner mounting washers are aluminium. Their fit and condition suggest they may be original.

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    The trivet is pressed steel and marked LANRAY.

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    Steel removable pot supports.

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    The leather pump cup assembly is a riveted construction. The assembly is not fixed and slides on the shaft allowing air entry on the up stroke. It is held on the shaft by a steel nut. The NRV is standard and had a cork pip.

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    Stove in operation

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    As found

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    Now you will notice on the top of the tank around the riser is a symmetrical depression that looks like it could have been as produced from the factory BUT I suspect the top of the tank has been pushed in and this is a dent, not design.

    Can anyone confirm either way?

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    Great post. Thanks. The Lanray is a solid stove.

    I’ve got a couple of Lanrays in the shed that I should get going, but I’m working on a Companion with a regulated silent burner at the moment. I’ll check them in the morning to see whether they have the “dimple” or not.

    Cheers

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    Thanks Tony, I am looking forward to hearing what you find.
     
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    My Lanrays (fixed leg; Primus No. 1 equivalent) don’t have the dimple.

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    Cheers

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    By the way, if you want to pull that dimple out, hang the burner riser from a chain off a beam and pull the tank down slowly. I’ve done a couple like this.

    Cheers

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    Thanks Tony, I suspected it was not meant to be there. With the trivet on the burner looked low and the outer edge of the flame was under the trivet. The beam and chain looks like the way to go. :-k
     
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    I use an old wrecked burner to attach the stove to the chain...

    Cheers

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