Meva No1 RC (?1968 - NIB)

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  1. Tony Press

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    I picked up this Meva No1. New in Box (unfired - almost complete; and with three odd quirks).

    The box as it arrived:

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    The contents:

    Two asbestos washers on the burner:

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    Note the tabs on the bottom of the flame spreader to keep stop it falling from the burner:

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    Note that the pump has no pump cup fitting (odd quirk 1). What you can't see is that the pump cap has no thread (it was manufactured this way - obviously a fault) so it can't screw on to the tank (odd quirk 2):

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    Two identical spanners came with the stove (odd quirk 3):

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    Trivet:

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    Roarer Burner:

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    I will post the Instruction Leaflet in the Reference Library when I get a chance to .pdf it
     
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  2. DAVE GIBSON

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    wonderful find.
    how did you find this? we are seeing more of these NIB stoves lately.
     
  3. Tony Press

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    Dave

    It was obscurely listed on the Oz Bay of Evil.

    I noticed that it only has roman alphabetic engraving, unlike other Meva No1s in the Gallery.

    It is stamped 168 underneath, so if I follow the dating speculation of previous listings, it emanates from the period of the Prague Spring.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  4. shagratork

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    A lovely mint Meva.

    I would like to thank you for taking the time and effort of taking all the excellent photographs.
    The detail shown is so important for the archive and is so helpful for members who want to compare details of their stove with yours.

    As for the 'G' on the bottom - I have no idea! :lol:
     
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    Hum, as a Norwegian I have never noticed the Oslo in CzhechOSLOvakia. :content:


    Any way, grate find!
     
  6. Doc Mark

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    Hi, Tony,

    Those old Mevas are great stoves, especially for the money being asked for them. Nice buy, all around!! I got one of those quite a few years ago, and mine has "2 63" stamped on the bottom, so a tad earlier than yours, but from a similar time. Though they are not quite as sweet as the Swedish brassies, they are exceedingly sweet, for their cost!! ;) :thumbup: 8) :D Should be a good workhorse of a stove for you. I also have a silent Meva, which has a burner with a tiny crack in it. One day, I'll send it to BernieDawg, as I'm quite sure he can braze and repair the burner, and then, as that stove came used, I'll happily fire it up! Congrats on your new Meva, and many thanks for sharing it here!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  7. Nordicthug

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    Somewhere in the snakepit I've got a MEVA fitted with an incomplete silent burner. As I remember it is not a camp stove as the legs/pot stands are soldered to the fount.

    I can't remember where I got it, but that's not unusual. I carry cards in my wallet with my name on them so I can be identified when I'm found wandering.

    Da Missus has mentioned the possibility of having a tattoo put inside my lower lip. Or having me chipped like the dog.

    Forgetful ol'

    Terry? Berry? Whoever