Prentiss Wabers Model No. 208

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  1. idahostoveguy

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    Hello Prentiss Wabers fans and stovies!

    Continuing with the marathon Prentiss Wabers stove posts, here's a Prentiss Wabers Model No. 208 double burner. It's similar to the Model No. 209, just smaller and has a wire grate instead of the big and heavy cast iron. It probably has an earlier date than the 209 I have but it's hard to say. However, it is most likely in the 1936 to 1938 time period.

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    The last photo below show the model No. 208 versus the No. 209 on bottom, which compares their sizes. The both have the rail that flips over the front of the stove brackets and the front of the case.


    In one other photo, there is a label that is crumbling on the rail that reads something like:

    First line: "RAISE THIS CL..."
    Second line: "TANK I.. PROP... ....T"

    What I think it says is:

    First line: "RAISE THIS CLOSURE TO INSTALL"
    Second line: "TANK IN PROPER POSITION"

    Any thoughts or the actual text would be welcome!

    One other item of interest is the fuel cap, which is quite deep and has an air escape vent running up along the threads. It vents air when the cap is loosened.

    By the way, this stove actually works. I fettled this one about two years ago. It is still full of Coleman Fuel and when I released the cap, a woosh of air came out of the tank. I think I'll fire this one up tonight!


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    sam
     
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