Museum Seeking Identification.

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  1. threedots New Zealand

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    This stove is in Te Papa, the National Museum of New Zealand.
    It is in the 1950's to 1960's camping section and there was a note under it stating that the museum didn't know the make.
    It looks to me to look similar to the Borde Bom.

    It basicly is a short stainless steel tube(about 150mm long x 35mm dia) with a fuel cap on one end and a stability plate on the burner end and there is a wire wrapped around the tube that forms an extendable support(possibly for leveling as well)out from the fuel filler end.
    The burner looks to be adjusted using the wire lever under it.
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    It is possibly a home made stove by the look of it but someone may know otherwise. 1289459313-Mystery_Stove_003_opt.jpg
     
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    I spoke to a guy the other day who used a borde in the NZ territorials so there must be a few around. Not that I have seen one.

    Dan
     
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    And it looks to me, like a replacement pot handle has been made from a surplus tyre iron !!
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  5. Ian

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    You need something robust, those big 71K pans are heavy when they're full! ;)
     
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  6. hikin_jim

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    Very interesting. It is a Borde indeed. I thought so, but wasn't quite sure. Ross' link is a pretty positive ID based on the photo. I suppose this must be an early incarnation of the Borde? Perhaps before Mr. Bader took over production? I'm just speculating on that last point.

    Interestingly, on my recent trip to Japan, I went to a little Mountain shop there that had not one but four Bordes in stock. I was quite tempted, but the were ¥19,845 each -- about $240.00 USD. My wife is still there so I could change my mind I suppose, but $240.00 seems quite expensive, even for a brand new one.

    HJ
     
  7. DAVE GIBSON

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    it's a Borde alright,one of the older ones with the burner on top and not the end.the star shaped burner plate is the same as the new ones.nice old kit.
     
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    Below is a photo of one of the the Borde stoves I saw in Japan (the item to the right is a cute little Esbit Espresso maker). The newer ones are a bit different, having the burner not on top but off to the side. I actually hadn't seen an "on the top" Borde before this thread, so thanks for an interesting post about an interesting stove.

    HJ

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  10. Motoshi Makino

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    Hi.
    I also have a similar burner though it contributed to the forum before.

    Regards,Motoshi

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    Hi Moshi,
    I have two later Borde models and I'm curious how this one works. Does that "spring" around the burner control the flame? Thanks, MT
     
  12. Geordie

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    I used one exactly like this in the 70s, it was passed down to me by my old Sgt Maj, he told me it came from the Foriegn legion, and it was called "The Bordeux Bomb" hope this helps!