Lawson twin-burner gasoline stove

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  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom SotM Winner SotY Winner Subscriber

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    I'd only the spare time to do the restoration gradually HERE for the account of it , but the effort was worth it and I felt the stove was worth some proper studio photography to do it justice, so I got my mate Henry to give it the pro photographer treatment

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    We rolled up early at his studio before we got down to paid work for the day

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    Henry started his career in commercial photography and is a treat to watch in action

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    Took his time to get the lighting right, enabling the title shot to show off the stove to perfection but the flame as well. At home I'd be able to get one or the other but getting the combination right takes talent, experience and the right equipment - in that order pretty much

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    Burners shut down

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    Back of the stove, showing my admittedly obvious repair - must get the roast of coffee right when I try again some time (see the fettling thread). Beauty of it is, Henry's a dab-hand with photo manipulation (dark room stuff in the old days, these days on his Mac). So the repair can be made flawless on the screen - something for me to aim for

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    Obligatory flame shots.

    Max

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    Simmer ...

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    ... still simmering

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    ... and up to max again

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    John
     
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    z1ulike United States SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Most excellent photos. That stove deserves the star treatment. The flame pattern looks almost too good to cook on.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. This was a very nice twist to stove presentation :thumbup:
    How about talking your mate Henry into writing a piece on stove photography :?:
    Top notch work on the stove and ditto pictures, it can't be any better.

    Best regards
    Stoveuser
    Trening to pick up a trick or two from the masters.
     
  4. kerry460

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    G,,day I cant think of a more elligable stove for a professional photo shoot.
    if I have forgotten someones equally elligable stove, I apologise .

    I never tire of looking at that fantastic , beautiful , bloody lovely flame pattern .

    it is good to note that she didn't have any model tantrums !! :lol: :lol: :) :)

    cheers
    kerry
     
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    good idea SU
    kerry
     
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    Your friend Henry has photographed your stove in all its natural naked beauty.

    For the sake of art, I have not censored the photos. :D
     
  7. David Shouksmith

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    Very good idea to do it this way, John, thus giving your stove (and fettle) the prominence it truly deserves - thanks... :thumbup:
     
  8. Stoveuser

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    But if the stove had been stripped for all her paints, then it would be to consider as pure stove porn :oops:

    Best regards
    Stoveuser
     
  9. itchy

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    Very nice.
    Unlike my photos, those ARE worth a thousand words.
     
  10. geneislucky

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    A gorgeous restoration wonderfully presented. And that flame pattern.
     
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    +1! :thumbup: :thumbup: :clap: :clap:
     
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    Thats one bautifull flame patern.
    Great job on the stove and photo's!
     
  13. presscall

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    Update.

    An EME (France) stove has identical burners to those on the Lawson and the instructions for the EME stove HERE say that gasoline (which I've been using - Aspen 4T) OR paraffin can be used without a jet change, something I'll be trying out at the next opportunity.

    Instructions and schematic drawing

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    EME stove catalogue features HERE

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    John
     
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    It is really nice to find documentation for these old stoves. There are so many for which there is no information available at all. Not even the manufacturer or country of origin in some cases. By-the-way it's a toss up which stove has the prettier flame pattern, your Lawson and Gary Adams' Gloria Light. I can't choose.

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    why isn't this stove made these days? looks really nice, i'd love to cook on it.

    buzz
     
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    Hi @presscall
    Would like to know if you did try it on Kero? And how was it?
    Thank
     
  17. presscall

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    @JP2
    It’s a good while ago Lolo but I believe I did and it worked fine. I must repeat the experiment and report back to you with photos (flame shots).

    John