Meta 75 Solid Fuel Stove

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  1. hikin_jim

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    Well, here's a little something I picked up from Sweden, a Meta 75 solid fuel (hexamine I presume) stove and pot.
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    The above stand holds the solid fuel. The below pot fits on top of the stand.
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    When not in use, the stand nests inside the pot.

    This is a very small unit. To give you an idea of its size, here it is next to some common objects on my kitchen table: my keys, my pocket knife, and a cup of tea. One can also look at the above photo and compare the pot to the size of my hand.
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    Bill (Parramethtrol) has spoken of the quality of Meta products before, and now I can see why. The design is well thought out, the materials are of high quality, and the construction is excellent. It's also very pleasing aesthetically.
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    The fuel stand has interesting ventilation holes in it to allow the fuel to burn properly.
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    I've been asked by a fellow collector if I'd like to sell it, but I haven't the foggiest idea of what to charge inasmuch as this is the only one I've ever seen.

    Irrespective of that, it's a cute little stove.

    "Daddy, have you talked enough about stoves today?"
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    Hmm, well, I suppose it is getting late. Duty calls. :)

    HJ
     
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  2. Knight84

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    Nice bit of kit Jim

    Could you fit a pop can stove on that?

    Jeff
     
  3. bajabum

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    Nice find!
    the original fuel was...Meta!
    Since it's a poison, the only stuff that uses it is snail pellets.
    Hex, esbit etc is a good replacement, just don't breath the fumes...
     
  4. hikin_jim

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    Oh, that's right, Meta. I think it said something about that on the side of the box, but I don't really speak Swedish.

    Speaking of the box, the box is actually in really good shape and is almost as interesting as the stove itself.
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    The picture of the Meta 50 is very interesting. I think that might be the version that Bill has.
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    The air holes in the base are very interesting to me. I don't think I've seen air holes like these in any other solid fuel stoves. Click to enlarge.
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    HJ
     
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  5. Matukat

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    If a regular popcan is too large, you can make one from a "Redbull" can or a "V8" single serve juice can. Shorter burn, but with that small of pot...
     
  6. hikin_jim

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    Or one can make a tea light alcohol stove out of the holder for a tea light candle. Hmm. Lot's of possibilities with that cute little pot. :)

    HJ
     
  7. Lennart F Sweden

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    Just sayin' - META is from Switzerland despite many of the boxes are made for the Swedish market.
     
  8. ally

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    I have way too many meta's!

    :)
     
  9. Lennart F Sweden

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    My late version Meta 75 with home made Red bull spirit burner. IMG_20190308_183441.jpg

    It's tight but it get a click fit on the solid fuel burner.
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