Prentiss Wabers No. 1 - Big Metal 3 Burner

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  1. idahostoveguy

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    Here's a Prentiss Wabers Model No. 1 3 burner. All these recent Prentiss Wabers posts I've been doing are of stoves acquired within the last year and a half. This one happens to be one of my favorite Prentiss Wabers stoves, and one of my favorite 3 burner suitcases.


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    I would have to date this stove at around the early to mid 1920s. The pressure gauge is of the same make and model as the one on my No. 4 Single Burner. The grates are cast iron and amazing that they were intact since they seem so very fragile. Luckily, they are attached very securely. I don't know for sure, but this could be one of the first Prentiss Wabers 3 burners they made in this style. Being a model No. 1, maybe.

    As you can see, it has a fairly long generator, which I measured out to be 17.5 inches/44.45 cm. Not the longest, but relatively long. I've seen one with a generator across all three burners in one stove.

    Yes, I know, it's not all fixed up and beautiful. That will come later. It's been sitting for quite a while and hasn't seen the light of day for at least a year, maybe even two. Don't worry, it'll get the treatment.

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  2. Wim

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    Sam, this would be the perfect companion for my N°8, and the fulfillment of a wet dream! :D/ :lol: ;) Great find, congrats for that, I'm looking forward to see it work! To bad these are not to be found this side of the pond :cry:

    All the best,

    Wim
     
  3. snwcmpr

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    Yes yes yes.
    That is NICE!

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    Nice score, Sam. You are very close on the vintage. 1926-1927 maybe 1928.

    The inline 3-brnr stoves pretty much started around 1917, 1918 at the latest. And as I'm sure you already know, all 3-brnr PW stoves were Model 1 until around 1927 or so, then it became Model 1A for a season or two then Model 12 which evolved into Model 22PW, which I had one, once upon a time, then the 3-digit series of stoves of the 30s.

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  5. Doc Mark

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    Howdy, Sam,

    I just stumbled onto this thread, and all I can say is, WOW!!! That is a fantastic old PW and I don't think I've ever seen one like that before, in such good condition!! I can easily see why that stove is your favorite 3-burner, and your favorite PW! So far, I've only found the 2-burner PW's, with not a single 1-burner, nor 3-burner come to hand..... YET!! ;) :thumbup: :D :D Thanks for sharing yours here, and I look forward to seeing more of it, in the future, if you use it for camping and such! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Mark
     
  6. scouterjan

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    WOW what a beauty, some day I hope to find one like that, I guess there out there, its just a matter of time
    Jan
     
  7. SMolson

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    Gorgeous old girl, she oozes character from a classic period in American history. Now you'll need an old 43-A Oldsmobile to cart her around in!
     
  8. dasabighole

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    I just picked up the same stove today. How did your restoration go? Mine still has the pump and funnel with it. WHATS THE CHANCE OF GETTING MINE TO WORK. tHE PUMP HAS LEATHER WASHERS. Might be able to fix that but what about the fill lid?
     
  9. snwcmpr

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    I would suggest starting a new thread in the fettling forum with you questions.

    Ken in NC
     
  10. Danna United States

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    Hi, I’ve been doing some cleaning at our shop and I came across one of these. It seems to be identical to yours, near as I can tell anyway. It is complete including cast iron grates that are in tact and it works. Doesn’t look very pretty though. Would you know if repainting it devalue it? Also do you know how to put a value on it? I saw a 2 burner go for $285. Do you have any suggestions on how it should be restored, if at all? Thanks for your time I appreciate any advice you have.
     
  11. cottage hill bill

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    Start a new thread and post some pictures. PW 3 burners are nice stoves, but rarely are they $300 stoves so don't quit the day job yet.