pre-1914 Lux #9

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  1. Doc Mark

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    Greetings, All,

    Recently, I've had a run of excellent good fortune, in scoring interesting, or rare stoves. Amongst them was a very lovely, pre-1914 Lux #9. I'll let the photos speak for the stove, for the most part. This Lux is full of beautiful stamps and marks!! Wonderful stuff, to be sure!

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    Very nice travel cap, insitu.

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    Dimpled spirit is quite pronounced.

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    Wonderful knurling on this stove, as can be seen here.

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    I can't make out what this number stamp is supposed to be.

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    Deep stamping on the bottom of the font. See the letter "A" of the side? I wonder what that means??

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    Not sure if this is original, but it fits like it is. I noted another #9 in the Gallery, on which the trivet is marked "LUX". This one, obviously, is not marked that way. One pot support has been snapped off, too. Otherwise, this cast iron trivet is in excellent condition.

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    The snapped off pot support.

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    The flame shots were taken by the seller. I'll snap some of my own, soon.

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    You can see, it runs quite nicely!!

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    From a 1913 Lux catalog, we see that this one was meant to be a traveling stove. Very nice. One day, maybe I'll find a proper tin in which to put this wonderful stove!

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    Interesting wrench in the tin, isn't it?! I have seen another one here in the Gallery, that belongs to one of our Stalwart CCS Members. A bit different than the one in the tin, but marked "Lux", which makes it a real treat to see!! Please check it out in this thread by @Doug L . Doug, yours is a wonderful stove, for sure, and I love seeing how it goes nicely into the box.

    Lux 9 with box

    I have been very blessed in the finding and scoring interesting, fun, and sometimes rare stoves, and I am grateful for that blessing!!! As I always say, "The more you hunt, the more you will find", and I guess this Old Timer Lux #9 is a good case in point!! Thanks for checking it our, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  2. Tony Press

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    That is a very handsome stove, Doc.

    You are indeed a lucky stove magnet.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  3. Ed Winskill

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    Loox!

    Our stove was a bit of newspaper, dipped in paraffin, and lit in a hole in the street....
     
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    Only you Doc can find a rare stove like this, well done. It’s a beautie.
    Goes well too.

    Cheers
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    What an absolute cracker Doc. Superb:thumbup:
     
  6. Doc Mark

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    @Tony Press , @Ed Winskill , @Robert Bruce , and @igh371 ,

    Thank you, Guys, for the nice comments! We hardly ever see stoves like this on our side of The Pond. So, when this one came along, I HAD to spring for it!!! Same with the neat Primus #303 that came my way a few days ago, and well..... several other stoves that were included in that spate of buying!!! Good thing I have an understanding Bride, who loves cooking on these Old Timers!! Thanks, again, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Beautiful stove you have there @Doc Mark . A candidate for stove of the month.:thumbup::)
     
  8. Doc Mark

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    Morning, All,

    @threedots , thank you very much, Good Sir! I was surprised when I got this one, as it was up for auction, but I guess everyone else thought it was too expensive. As I had a "fund" going, for something else, I had the scratch, and decided it was too nice to pass up!! I agree, though, it IS a beauty, and runs a treat, too!

    By the way, @Ed Winskill wrote, "Loox! Our stove was a bit of newspaper, dipped in paraffin, and lit in a hole in the street...." To which I reply, "Pure Loooxury!! OUR family heated our food by rubbing our hands together, as fast as we could, and making it warm"!!!

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    I do the same thing. Then as usual right after I raid my fund the thing I was saving up for shows up for sale and I can’t afford it.
     
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    Howdy, @Duck ,

    Yep, that's a great way to be able to afford stuff. Both SB and I have "funds" going, most of the time, and often it takes us YEARS to save up for what we want to get. In my case, I had a "gun fund", and a "Lens fund", and since CA's gun laws are now so invasive and draconian, I decided to spend my gun money on stoves, instead! So, now I only have one fund left, and that's for a new lens for my Nikon!! Soon, that will be spent, too, and I'll be starting all over again! ;) :-({|= :-({|= :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    @Doc Mark You have found a beautiful Lux stove! :thumbup::clap:

    I like Lux stoves, they are well made with nice details.
     
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    @Afterburner ,

    Thanks, very much! I am always impressed by the very vintage, wonderful stoves that @igh, @kerophile , @Spiritburner , @Tony Press , and many others find and share here!! So, when this stove was offered, I HAD to buy it, to add to my meager collection of similar stoves!! Thanks to all those Gentlemen, for inspiring me to acquire a few stoves like this Lux! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc