Little Injun Scout unfired

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  1. Billyboy

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    A kind gentleman gave this to me tonight.
    It's unfired, with original cork and lighter, but sadly missing the pricker.
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    I have mixed emotions about it being unlit as I was looking forward to lighting it, but don't want to burn an unlit stove that won't be a regular user.
     
  2. Billyboy

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    Nice stove. I see that the instructions says "fill tank with kerosene".
    I thought these small coil burners was white gas only ?
     
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    Yes, very strange instruction. It won't work with kerosene.
     
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    Nice gift! You must have "paid it forward" sometime☺ The best advice I can give you is to buy another little coily so you can light that. Then buy another so it doesn't feel lonely...

    Yes, i thought for a moment I'd been using the wrong fuel! Phew!
    Your Little Injun Scout looks like it's painted steel, I thought they were all brass with copper coils? It may just be a trick of the light?

    To light or not to light. That is the question
    B
     
  6. Billyboy

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    I got the guy a Tim Hortons gift card. That's a pretty standard "Thank you" around here.

    I just checked. A magnet stuck. Steel it is.
    The pot supports too.
     
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    G,,day ,
    this is opposite to my normal feelings .
    that is one i would not lite .
    why???? not sure , just it is original , and not the most practical of stoves .
    for once i would keep it as aninteresting piece .

    but the choice is yours .

    cheers
    kerry
     
  8. kerophile

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    Hi, these are gasoline/petrol fuelled stoves.

    They were manufactured under various brand names, as "economic" stoves in a number of countries but are not "serious" stoves, more a novelty IMO.

    Here is a link to one I have:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/stesco-coil-burner-petrol-gasoline.9866/

    There are many more in the Reference Gallery if you search.

    Your example is in nice, unused condition and I would advise you to keep it so, as a conversation piece and novelty.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    we don't see the injun this side of the pond in the uk, got the others though, I quite like these

    nice find

    :)
     
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    I stumbled on one of these wee stoves today,,, it appeared to have been used, was missing its instruction sheet, and its cork. It was interesting to see, but didn’t seem well made. The tank was of a very light gauge metal.

    Stesco made it... Cute, but expensive for a what-not...

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    Holy cow. They are really hoping to score on that sale.
     
  12. Haggis

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    The stove might have been interesting as far as place in time history, but there are other stoves from that place in time that are much more interesting... And at about that same price, or much less...
     
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    @Haggis

    Why do you say Stesco made it? I am just curious because I had never heard that before.

    One could say it is interesting not because of the stove, but because what may have been a "cute" name at one time is now more likely to be recognized as offensive and derogatory.
     
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    Stesco was I believe printed on the stove, and I believe the envelope holding the lighting wick and the jet cleaning tool

    Should have taken more photos I guess,,, getting old and forgetful.
     
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    Might not have been written anywhere,,, I might even have imagined it. Sure thought I saw Stesco written somewhere on it,,, Sorry if I’m mistaken, misremembered, or suffered an old coot moment...
     
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    That is the fun of stoves. Without it, it would be boring.
    You have plenty of fine stoves, too.
     
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    I've got on of those little imported coil burners and have enjoyed it many times making coffee on the porch. Seems reliable and solid. Shutting them down is minor pain, you blow out the flame, then have to grab the (hot) stove and loosen the (hot) fill cap to relieve pressure, while the pressure in the font continues to force (hot) gas out the jet. Then stuff cork in.
     
  18. Haggis

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    I’ve had a Taykit Pocket stove for several years,,, I’ve used it a bit...
    It works well...