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Monitor C15: 1953

Discussion in 'Military' started by Admin, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Admin

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    shagratork United Kingdom Moderator Subscriber

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    Very nice stove.

    I presume it is NOS.
    It is very interesting to see it described as 'Steriliser, Instrument' - for the Medical Corps?
     
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    It certainly looks NOS, Trevor, probably only test fired using a blow torch ?

    Medical Corp ?
     
  4. VicS United Kingdom

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    My monitor's dated 1956 & has broad arrow marking. It roars like a good 'un despite the small jet size. Unfired when I got mine, just had to replace brittle filler washer, replaced the pump pip for good luck. It'll be around long after I'm not. Good stove even if not Swedish....
     
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    kerophile United States Subscriber

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    Hi, a very large number of the 2-pint Monitor stoves came on the UK market as NOS in the mid-late 1990s when the ex-NATO strategic forward stores were sold off when RAF/Army Burtonwood, near Warrington was closed and decommissioned.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Burtonwood

    https://www.gulliversfun.co.uk/warrington/burtonwood-heritage-centre.htm

    http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/b/burtonwood/

    Many of these stoves were without legs as they were intended for use in Sterilizer units.

    I have both a 2 pint stove, and the gallon capacity No.78 which I believe came from this dispersal.



    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  6. VicS United Kingdom

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    Thanks for that, Kerophile; you rang a few bells there. Burtonwood... we'll never see a disposal like that ever again.