Prentiss Wabers #2

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  1. chancho

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    Here is my new Prentiss-Wabers Auto KampKook Kit Model 2 with just a wipe down and a fresh tank of gas.

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  2. yonadav

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    Very nice! It looks much more massive than the Coleman suitcases. How much does it weigh? Any idea about its age?

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  3. Sparky

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    Very cool! I am "warming up" to these old two-burners. Are you going to restore it?
     
  4. Admin

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    Cracking stove !!

    Paintwork is in such good nick, I would be inclined to leave it.

    Yonadav
    If you are thinking about buying one, they are not going to be cheap to ship to Israel, in excess of $100.
     
  5. yonadav

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    iani,

    This is one of many stoves (and lanterns) that I know I will never buy. I've limited myself to items that weigh up to 2 Kg, otherwise I will be paying a fortune to the postal services. Fortunately I did find one nice Coleman suitcase in a local flea market, and it's the lonely representative of that family in my collection.

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  6. RonPH

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    Is the stove tank permanently attached to the side of the case?

    Ron
     
  7. hikin_jim

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    Very nice! It's in really good shape. Good looking flames too.

    HJ
     
  8. hikerduane

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    Cool, I love the pressure gauge on the tank. One of my PW has that feature and works. Didn't realize for awhile after I received my second PW that it had a oven as part of the case.:)
     
  9. Big BTU

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    great stove! Thanks for the pictures. How did you pick it up?
     
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    I can smell the bacon cooking already! :p :p :p
     
  11. marblecreek

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    Great stove! There is one of these at a local junk store in town, but it had some issues that made me pass on the deal. It is great to see one that is in much better shape an works well. I would leaave it just the way it currently is.
     
  12. chancho

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    Sorry guys been busy, so to answer some of your questions...

    With a half tank of gas it weighs 16.5lbs.

    Terry Marsh has one on his site and dated it at 1919.
    http://terrence.marsh.faculty.noctrl.edu/lantern/stovepz.html

    I think I am going to leave it as is.

    The tank is permanently attached to the outside of the case.

    I picked it up from a yard sale contact who happens to be a stove/lantern/lamp collector.

    To give you an idea of size here it is with my Petromax and M1945.
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  13. idahostoveguy

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    Super nice. AGMs and PWs, my favorite suitcases. My favorite part of your stove are the burner control knobs, that look like wagon wheels, which make the stove look even more ancient! Neat designs from the past that I wish were here in the present!

    Thanks!


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    Very nice! Just like the one I had, but mine had a "clockwork" type key on a chain to operate the valves. Otherwise, it looks identical.
     
  15. VooDuuChild

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    I'm a Prentiss-Wabers collector and have what I think is the nicest, most complete old PW Auto Cook Kits I've ever seen
    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/10672
    and I'm still lookin for those elusive wagon wheel models I'm missing....(without paying a mint for them!

    All I have to say is...

    Wow.

    Just....Wow. Don't restore it; it's perfect in all it's beauty.
     
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  16. coleman413c

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    Chancho:

    Your stove model was made between 1919 to 1921. There is a slight chance they made that style in 1918 but I have not been able to find any kind of advert from that year to say for sure.

    It was me who ID'd the stove model as well as the year it was made on Terry's site.

    I can narrow down the year more exactly on your stove but I would need to know exactly how the manufacturers plaque reads, meaning, the full company name as well as the city they were in.

    Joe
     
  17. idahostoveguy

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    Here's an Ad from the Rotarian in 1920. I'm sure there are earlier ones. Just thought I would throw this in...

    sam





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  18. idahostoveguy

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    It's been a long while since I've posted any content. Been having quite a few personal disasters at my house. Finally got a break in the action and thought I would post some flame shots of the above stove since I'm the new owner as of several months ago. Thank you Chancho! It's a very nice stove and it works really well for its age and design.

    What I found was that it takes a healthy prime to get it going. If the prime isn't long enough, you have to start over. Once you get it going, it works very, very well.

    The pump you see on this tank is an actual Prentiss Wabers pump from another PW stove that I have that I'm currently working on. The pump attaches to the locking valve screw by turning the attachment into the valve screw, which is threaded on the inside. Once on, you can pump by loosening the valve screw. The check valve allows air in as you pump. The pump hose attachment has a swivel that allows the valve screw to be turned while it is attached. I was able to pump the tank to 10 PSI with great ease over other pump designs. It also keeps you from putting any weight on the fuel tank.


    Now for the flame shots:
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    sam
     
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  19. hikerduane

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    Sam, mo pics of that pump please. That is different. Rubber hose?
    Duane
     
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    Hi Duane,

    Here they are:

    Pump fully extended. The pump tube is pumped rather than the small handle with hose.
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    Pump is down at bottom of tube. As the tube is pumped, the air passes into the pump shaft and into the rubber tube.
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    This end connects to the valve in the filler cap.
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    sam
     
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