Greetings, Stovies, Recently, I found a stove on the bay of evil, and knew, right away, that I was going to "go big" in my bidding, if need be, to get it!! As it turned out, I did win the stove, and was very happy I did not have to "go big" to do it!!! Today, our second Clayton and Lambert #3 arrived in the Post, safe and sound.....all 40 lbs of it!!! As many of you know, Sweet Bride and I are blessed to be the current Caretakers of Mr. and Mrs. Flivver's, wonderful, and very rare, Clayton and Lambert #3, the first ever found, and we absolutely love and adore it!! We know of a second one that was offered in Arizona, a while back, and sold to a Gentleman in Florida, and he has become a friend during our correspondence on his stove, and it's unfortunate damage in shipping, and arrived with broken parts. He is actually a member here, but will remain anonymous, unless he says otherwise. So, that accounts for what, until I won this other #3, were the only two stoves of this kind that have ever come to the fore. Imagine my surprise when I found yet ANOTHER one, and on the bay of evil!!!! It was listed as a "project stove", and that's, indeed, what it is, and it's missing it's original stand, which means very little to me. I have a nice, early steel Coleman stand that will work just fine with it. In any case, I wanted it as a "parts stove", in case our #3 was ever in need of replacement parts or repair. The opening bid was more than fair, and in fact, unbelievably fair, and so I waited until auction's end, and tossed in my bid. Imagine my surprise when NOBODY bid against me, and I won the stove for the original opening bid!!! I only told Flivver, and Gentleman who now owns the AZ-sold #3, and did not want to post anything here until my stove had arrived, safe and sound. Mike did a little research, and found out that the stove had been listed a total of FOUR times, and nobody had ever bid on it! So, by the Grace of God, it now lives here in our mountains!! Thank you, Lord, for our many blessings, both big, and small!!! The seller did an OUTSTANDING job in packing, and I'm very grateful for his skills in this regard! Here's what I got: Lots of surface rust, which will be dealt with in time. Here are the parts that are rusted together. I've begun soaking them, and know that they will eventually break free, and work again. Both Flivver, and I were surprise and tickled that this stove, other than the missing stand was so very complete, right down to the burner heat reflectors! Here's a little damage that will require some new skills from Ol' Doc. Once I get this burner apart, I'll see about making it all right. The fuel tank is in good condition, and still has the remnants of the original instructions decal. One small thing to solder, and the seller did mention that in his description, so I was expecting it. The two round-head screws that old the fuel tank to it's carriage are missing. But, I'll hit the Ace Hardware down in the Village today, and pick up some replacements. Easy fix! The serial number of this #3 is #663; the one we got from the Flivver family is #558, and the one that now lives in Florida is #73?, we think. The current owner does not recall, other than it was in that range, and he's had some major surgery recently and is not able to verify that right now. So, that appears to mean that there were quite a few #3's made in their time, and just furthers the questions about where, on earth, did they all end up?? War effort metal drive, possibly???! Who knows. Here's what I'm using, so far, to free some of the rusted parts. I'll give this a few days, spraying often, and using heat, to see if I can return it to function, and if this does not work, I'll get some Naval Jelly, and that will most certainly do the trick. I know that some Cola products will do the same thing, but don't want to try that, just now, as I don't have much time for fettling, these days, and most especially with Christmas right around the corner. I'm as giddy as a school girl over finding this stove, and buying it!! The seller was outstanding in every way, and I can hardly wait to dig in further into getting this second Clayton and Lambert #3 up and running again!! Of course, due to the complete nature, and overall condition of this stove, I will NOT be using it as a "parts stove", but enjoying it alongside our first one!! Thank you, for checking out our second #3, and all this just goes to prove that, lightning, does INDEED, strike in the same place, TWICE!!! Take care, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and God Bless! Every Good Wish, Doc (one VERY blessed and happy Stovie!!) Hummmm... seems to be a double posting of one photo, but I can't figure out how to delete it. Tried just using "delete", and it just seemed to change the photo attachment #, and not remove it. Sorry about that.