Prentiss wabers No. 208

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  1. rbhodges

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    Here is a Prentiss Wabers model No. 208 stove. I'm not sure of the age however I would guess some time in the 1930s. Some input from fellow members would be welcome here. This stove was quite a bit of work to fettle. The pump had to have new parts made for it as shown in anther post https://classiccampstoves.com/posts/271073 The air jet inside the tank was clogged and had to be cleaned. Finely the gas tip was worn and over sized. So one of those was made. The hardest part of that job was learning the touch needed to drill the .018 inch hole. Since the drill bits are less than an inch long, and break if you look at them cross eyed. The is stove is running as it should now. I have opted not to do a full restoration, since it is still wearing most of its original paint and I like the patina.
    I have included pics of its unique second burner control. Enjoy the pics.

    Rick
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  3. rbhodges

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    Thank for the reply. I just went to the Terry marsh site. I would not be surprised I if the 208 and the 209 were produced at the same time. My guess is that the 209 was larger and had the cast iron grate. I would feel comfortable calling this one as being from about 1934. Thanks

    Rick
     
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    A perfect job of fettling and getting it ignited. All you need to do now is find and fettle an old `32 Ford and go on CASG #8 stove meet! 8-[ :shock: ;)
     
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    After studying the 209 on Terry Marsh's web site I've got a much better idea of what that pump Knob should look like. Looks like a nice project for next week end. Good Idea on the 32 Ford V8 coup, or a pick up. Its on my wish list. Nice size vehicle enough room for me my stuff and my dog. Have a good evening Rick
     
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    i have a preway 108a that is almost identicle to that except for the aux burner control, dates 33/34 the best i can tell. Nice stove and hope you enjoy it
     
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    Hi dave w I assume your 108 is the one posted here. Could you please post a close up picture of the pump handle on your stove? It would help me greatly since as I stated the guts in my pump were gone. Thanks Rick
     
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    ok i will take pics tomorrow and send them
     
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    That'll be great thanks.

    Rick
     
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    here is a pic of my 108a pump as promised
     
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    Thanks a lot. That'll give me something to work on this weekend. Its supposed to be a nice warm weekend here in NH. So I won't have to burn to much oil heating the shop. The knob I dreamt up looks ok but I can be a bit fussy about little things like that. Especially when its something I can fix, or redo. Thanks again Rick
     
  12. dave w

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    I have a side view also if you need.
     
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    That would be very useful.

    Rick
     
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    OK, I think I got it.

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  15. scouterjan

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    Great stove and great fettle. There is just something special about the mechanics on these stoves, the auxiliary burner mechanism is just fabulous.

    Jan