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Monitor 17B

Discussion in 'Monitor' started by Lighthouse, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Lighthouse

    Lighthouse Sweden Subscriber

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    A small Monitor 17B, a ½ pint stove made by Monitor Engineering & Oil Appliances LTD of Birmingham.
    The tin box is made by a company in Reading called H.B & S. LTD.
    I looked it up on the Internet and couldn't find any information on the company. Any UK-members who can find more information on it?

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    It's in pretty good condition. Unfortunately she is lacking the spirit can, but otherwise she's as complete as they came. I will post the instructions leaflet later this weekend.

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    The set supports that rather over-complicated windshield.

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    Thanks for reading,
    Frank
     
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  2. Trojandog

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    HB & S Ltd Reading is 'Huntley, Bourne (also spelled Boorne) and Stevens'. They made biscuit tins. The company was started by Joseph Huntley Jnr the son of Joseph Huntley Snr of Huntley & Palmer biscuits. They also made tin toys (and stove tins it would appear). This BBC audio clip is interesting - Link

    Terry
     
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  3. Spiritburner

    Spiritburner United Kingdom Admin Subscriber

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    Interesting info re the tin! I see from google they made tin toy (domestic)stoves as well. Well spotted Lighthouse & answered Terry!
     
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    Frank, these are some great photos, thank you for sharing. :thumbup: I see from the photos that the fount is stamped "Paraffin Only" "Made in England" I recall from this site newer 17B's did not have this or the patent number stamped on the burner bell. I see from the photos that my 17B has an origional draft shield too. :D
    Thank you once again. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  5. Doug L

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    Nice stove and a very nice tin.These old tins with period graphics are important as they helped keep safe all the small parts that would have been lost in time. The collapsible stoves that came in cardboard boxes w/o tins often are incomplete.
    CCS is a great source of info.Guys here are quick to respond with a wealth of answers as proven by Terrys response.
     
  6. Lighthouse

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    Thanks a bunch Terry!
    The clip is indeed very interesting.
    This is the reason why I keep coming back to CCS.
    Also, it's good to know that I've got an older version of the 17B.

    Regards,
    Frank