Is there a consensus regarding the very first model(s) of kerosene or petrol-fueled non-wick camp stoves for the consumer? I've checked the reference section for the biggies, and the oldest I could find mentioned is from the Primus catalogue of 1903: Primus 100 , and the Primus 8-11, 215 and 216. . The 96/97's and other more smaller models don't start showing up until 5-10 years later. There are older catalogues but none list stoves with the features identifying them as camp stoves: packing cases, foldable or removable legs, spanner, smaller tanks, removable burners, center fount caps, etc. I have a few old 'Outdoor'-themed books, including one published by Field & Stream, from the 1920's and earlier (USA). They have nothing on camp stoves. Cooking when discussed is over a fire with a grill and aluminum or cast iron pans. Curiously, one of them mentions Carbide lamps for lighting. I guess it took a few years before the first camping stoves in Europe made a name for themselves over this way. I have read many books of the old fishing guides and others who worked in or around Algonquin Park (1910-1930's) and none mention camp stoves either - it was all on open fires.