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Meva 444

Discussion in 'Czech Republic' started by goldwinger11, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. goldwinger11 United States

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    I hope the gurus of this site could help me. I have this Meva, marked 362 and would love more info. Ideas on date of manufacture. Should I leave it as is or refurb ? Runs great after a new wick and gaskets. The burner pics were pre wick replacement.

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    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Hard to say, but I think the plastic knob is an indication that it's more likely to be 1950's than 1930's.

    This Meva butane stove is certainly a 50's/60's product and has the same control knob(s).

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    Whether to refurbish or not? Getting a good flame like that is well down the road, but I guess you mean the cosmetic appearance @goldwinger11? Optional for sure, but it's a grand thing and beautifully functional. whether you do or don't.

    John
     
  3. dusan Czech Republic

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    Boys,
    it is so easy : 362 = 3.Q.1962
    Stove type is MEVA 444

    D.
     
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    Ray123 United States Subscriber

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    That's what I always thought too. If you look closely there is a small gap between the 3 and 62.
     
  5. dusan Czech Republic

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    Same stove,other dating
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    fotosbazar

    Same stove with older decalt,so end of 50's
    On top dating kode xxx,MEVA,444 (type)

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    Golden decalt (after 1960)
    JEN PRO LÏH (ONLY FOR SPIRITUS)
    TYPE (444 or 777/2 ,no other spirit.stoves built)
    1 (Quality mark ?)
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    M444.jpg

    D.
     
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  7. goldwinger11 United States

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    Thanks for all the valuable input. I forgot that Meva used that type of dating but wasn't aware that they embossed the burner with the date. It is a cute little snot though.
     
  8. Simes United Kingdom

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    I think the choice is yours really.

    We all have in mind, which I guess where your question comes from, is Conservation or Restoration, two different methods.

    This as regarding art fro Wiki but possibly no pess applicable here.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation-restoration_of_cultural_heritage.

    I have a 1960 battery lwan mower I would like to use, there are still good examples in lawn mower museums so I will 'restore' to working condition.

    Similarly the Triumph Herald sat in the garage will be restored eventually, preserved in it's current state while it can be restored isn't sensible.

    The car needs moving anyway for stove shelf space.
     
  9. dusan Czech Republic

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    One picture of older decal from year 1954

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    As Meva spirit.stoves are known only type 444 and 777/2 (biger 4 foots) both with bakelite knob after WW2.
    Type 111 , 333 , 555 and 777/1 with wooden knob are marked "Pragus" and built before WW2 .
    If exist type 222 and 666 to I know not.

    D