Prentiss Wabers Model No. 8F

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  1. idahostoveguy

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    Here's a Prentiss Wabers Model No. 8F. It's in pretty good shape. I thought I would throw this one on the gallery pile. I've had the 8F for a few years just never posted it. I thought it was time.


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    There are several models with similar feet as this one. I'll be posting those in the next few days just so they are up for everyone to see.

    Did a complete teardown and reassemble of this stove. The main valve was in bad shape, so I had to remove it and clean things up a bit. It took some figuring to get the valve off the fuel tank as there is no place to grab the valve without damaging it. I broke one off on another PW I have and had to find a junker PW to replace it.

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  2. DAVE GIBSON

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    good detailed shots!
    thats real ranch/farm land out your way and you seem to find quite a few.is that because back when these were new there were a lot of more remote places where these would be used?
    i ask the guys down in OZ the same thing because they post some stoves that look like they had a lot of use in the Outback.
     
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    Wow! Wonderful detailed close-ups of a wonderfully preserved classic camp stove. Thank you for the time and effort you took in taking those shots for my enjoyment. The only thing missing is the sight of blue flame and smell of Coleman fuel.
     
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    Thanks very much for those detailed pictures!

    Was this made for the civillians or for the army? Certainly looks to have been manufactured for the army with the stenciling on the front.

    Also - a manufacturing date would be good to have for this stove!

    Best regards,
    Frank
     
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  6. idahostoveguy

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    Ben,

    Don't have a flame pic yet... but will post one soon. You know, that is my favorite part of stoving.

    The best date I could guess on this stove would be 1930 to 1933 since I have an advertisement from 1933 (catalogs would be best for determining a date range) for one with the same form factor only it has a built-in pump. This one, of course, has the external pump, which is the same pump on prior models built during the 1920s and into the 1930s. The same pump design had been used for many years, with slightly different ones for other models. So, Tony, I would have guessed Prentiss Wabers on that pump since I have a dozen stoves with the same pump. Maybe they copied AGM or vice-versa. Who knows?

    As for the paint, that was the color used on PW stoves for many years (mid-1920s to late 1930s), until war time and then they went with a forest green rather than the drab olive in the 1940s. As far as I know, none of the PW suitcase stoves went to war, only the single burners, like the M1941 and M1942, by milspec.

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    That's really nice Sam.
    Thanks,
    Ken in NC
     
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    I went grabbed another Prentiss Wabers stove and found that I have another 8F. Here are a few shots just to archive a record of it. Subtle difference is the label; it's has an orange background.

    I'm throwing in a few extra shots with different angles. Sorry for the redundancy...

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