Prentiss Wabers Folding

Discussion in 'Prentiss Wabers (Preway)' started by itchy, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. itchy

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    I picked this up a while back, not knowing what it was. Only the pump is labeled but it sure looks like Prentiss-Wabers burners. Folded up it is a little bigger than that 111, but a lot heavier of course. The burner manifold is hinged where the second burner valve is located. It is a lot of parts to assemble and the little hooks that hold the case flat are probably bound to break off at some time but, so far, these are fine. It looked like a previous owner had used some kind of putty or caulking to try to seal the tank cap, I cleaned it and used an o-ring to get a seal. The pump leather was dry but flexible so a little mineral oil got the pump working. Other than that it was rusty and stubborn for a while but now both burners work.
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  2. Matukat

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    What a great find! NEAT stove John!
     
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    Itchy: Very cool !!!!!!!!!! Mike...
     
  4. BernieDawg Banned

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    What Flivver said! :clap: 8) 8)
     
  5. Doc Mark

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    Hey, Itchy

    Wonderful find, Sir!! Well done and thanks for sharing you lovely new stove!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  6. mbechtel

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    That is one neat stove! It's in amazing condition too. Well done! :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  7. Big BTU

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    Itchy, what a great find.

    I like it ALOT :mrgreen:
     
  8. idahostoveguy

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    That is an awesome PW, if I've ever seen one. Looks to be well preserved. I love how it folds up and the green looks great! The folding manifold is the coolest feature I've seen in these old PWs, and that fuel tank looks like an old juice can, so cool. I've got to find me one of them!

    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

    sam
     
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    Now that's another stove to look out for :thumbup: Must be a really rare catch there. I like the way it was well it was engineered and for a folding double burner is it a real feat of ingenuity :-k .

    Ron
     
  10. geeves

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    Excellent find. You should enter it in the rarest stove thread.
     
  11. hydro451

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    Hi All,

    Itchy , very unusual find , nice ! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: How much does she weigh ? Looks heavy, and built like a tank - love it :)

    Tom
     
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    Superb stove and post. Thanks Itchy.

    John
     
  14. dday

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    Love that stove :D/ . It appears to be in fantastic shape for its age. I agree, the burners do look alot like PW. Thanks for sharing and congrats on finding it.
    Dan
     
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    Agree with all who have responded above. What a great stove.

    Steve
     
  16. itchy

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    Tom,

    I am guessing it might weigh 6 to 8 lbs., but I need a more accurate scale to check it for sure.

    Thanks for the nice comments all.
     
  17. VooDuuChild

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    That's a neat stove for sure; but something just makes me think Russian. I hope coleman403 (I think that's his call-sign) would chime in; I'll bet he'd know...I'll try and find his nick on here and pm him a link to this thread.