Monitor High Speed Picnic

Discussion in 'Monitor' started by Twoberth, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. Twoberth

    Twoberth United Kingdom Subscriber

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    This is an early Monitor HSP as it has the small spirit cup, but possibly not the earliest version as it is in a 'one rivet' cabinet (see here).

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    The cabinet is very clean with little sign of wear and tear.

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    The burner is, I think, the earliest version with a small captive spirit cup. It is certainly pre-1950 patent as it had no burner slits (until I got at it) and a separate cast iron burner plate.

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    Because the burner bell tends to stick on the lipstick, I cut two slots (not very straight) in the collar as in the later burners.

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    The tank is the earliest version with male pump collar, knurled pump knob

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    and PARAFFIN ONLY stamped in a box on the side

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    Since it is designed to be used in the cabinet, the feet are nothing more than brass 'buns' soldered to the base

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    The stove is very well made with heavy tank and burner fittings, and a threaded lipstick for the travelling cap (aka the snuffer).

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    The snuffer is 'home made', with a larger hole to fit securely under the cabinet clip (I have no idea why the original snuffer hole was so small)

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    After fitting a new filler lid washer, peening the lipstick and fitting a new brass gauze the stove worked straight away, although it needed a double prime to get the heavy burner plate and burner up to temperature. I now know why the later burners had a larger spirit cup!

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    The spanner fits under the tank when travelling,

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    and the box, box logo, cabinet decal and instructions are all copies of the originals - thanks to photos posted on this site

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  2. ROBBO55

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    Congratulations @Twoberth , it's in great condition. :thumbup:

    Nice touch making a new box and label to protect the stove.