Prentiss Waber Auto KampKook Kit

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  1. Rodney United States

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    I said in my introductory thread in the lounge I would start another thread for repairing the Prentiss Waber I acquired last week.
    Here's a pretty good as-found shot.

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    Here's what I've determined so far.
    There's no model number on this stove. I believe it as made some time between 1920 and 1925 based on what I've read here.
    The pump needs a new cup-the old one sort of works if everything is just right. Not a big surprise.
    The fuel/air cap seal is missing, this should be an easy fix.
    The tank doesn't seem to leak (a big relief).
    The pressure gauge works (the needle moves as pressure builds anyway) but needs a new faceplate and lens. This will be my biggest challenge. Any help here is deeply appreciated.
    The valves were stuck. I backed off the packing nuts and got them freed up. They don't seem to leak. The packing nuts loosened up pretty easily. I'm taking this as a good sign that the other fasteners will do the same.
    The fasteners are currently soaking in oil.

    I know I saw a write-up on a very similar stove that was most likely here where the author replaced the lens and faceplate on his gauge. I can't find it again. If anyone knows the thread in question I'd be grateful if they pointed me the right way.
    Thanks!
    Rodney
     
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    It looks like PW No.2 or a No3.
    The early PW stoves did not have their model numbers printed on their labels.
    The key shown is original.

    The No.2 has 6 inch diameter grates.
    The No.3 has 8 inch diameter grates.
     
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    I just came back in from checking. They're 8" burners so most likely the No.3 then.
    Thanks!
    Rodney
     
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    Thank you JP2. I think that was the one.
     
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    The last post by our friend Trevor.
     
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    What!!! Why??
     
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    @Tony Press
    Thank Tony, yesterday it took me 2 minutes to find out that bad news.
    It was also the first time I was touched by a man that I even didn't know visually but how his simple manner to say things in reading bring me respect to him.

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