Prentiss Wabers Stove Company Auto Kamp Kook Kits

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  1. MrAlexxx

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    Was for sale locally by a guy that works for an antique store that I frequent. I've swapped a couple things with them in the past and hopefully can work with them in the future. It's good to have accommodating contacts on the lookout for you. Not like I really needed another suitcase. I'm trying to keep the pile of suitcase stoves underneath how tall I am. I'm losing on that front. lol

    That said...I think too good of a specimen to pass up. It's a Prentiss Wabers Stove Company Auto Kamp Kook Kits. Looks to be original paint and in pretty decent solid shape. I'll get to it when I get to it or eventually someone else will. :)

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    Good catch. Neat with the cast iron and gauge.
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    Wow @MrAlexxx that is a beautiful piece of history!

    Greener than you 505 case with envy.....

    Cheers
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    Howdy, @MrAlexxx ,

    Very nice stove, indeed, and an excellent score!! May I ask, is your fuel cap threaded where the pump used? I was thinking that these early PW "wagon wheel" stoves had the threaded fuel cap, and the pump that actually screws into that. Please scroll down in Ken's post, to see the pump I mean:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/prentiss-wabers-single-burner-model-3-1921-or-ealier.29724/

    I don't have one of those excellent "wagon wheel" PW's (yet), but I do have a regular PW #2, and mine as a fairly early one, and it came with the threaded fuel cap, and the pump with it's "hidden" rubber tube inside it, which screws into the fuel cap. It would be interesting to know if your cap has those pump threads in it. Thanks, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
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    Here is an advert from 1921.

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    @Doc Mark Threaded? Nope not like that. In the advert that Trevor posted if you blow it up and assuming the advert is a reasonable facsimile of the actual stove my fuel cap looks just like that so I'm assuming it is original.

    @shagratork Trevor...thank you Sir. Love those old advertisements! :D

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    @Doc Mark Oh I see what you mean now...should of looked at Ken's post. That sort of pump set up I have on my single burner Evinrude stove so I know what it is you speak of but not on this one. I am assuming it to be original but now maybe not?
     
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    @MrAlexxx

    Here is an extract from another 1921 advert, also from 'Motor Boating'.
    This stove does not have the pressure gauge, but the pump/filler cap looks like yours.

    Other adverts I have suggest that the screw pump cap on Ken's stove was from 1922.
    Again we have the problem about the images used in catalogues and advertising may not be of the current model.

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    @shagratork Thanks again Trevor that's cool. Probably never will know what was original or not. If Prentiss Wabers was anything like Coleman, where each and every part was used with nothing wasted, the cap on my stove could be original. Regardless, I'm going to try to put some fire to that thing ASAP! It's such a cute lil fella it jumped to the front of the fettle line. :)
     
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    Nice catch. Wagon Wheels!!!!
     
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    @snwcmpr Thanks Ken. This will have to do until I get my mitts on yours or else I'll have to cut this one in half then I'll have two single wagon wheels! :) Seriously a cool little unit I can hardly wait to burn my fingers on those steel valve wheels. lol
     
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    I have seen the single burner come up twice since I got mine.
     
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    I have only seen one go on EvilBay.
     
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    You're the wagon master now Alex. Still looking for a stand for my KampKook 7.

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    @Doug L If you happen to find two count me in for the second one! As soon as I get some time I'm gonna give it a whirl and try to make something that looks reasonably close. I saw your bigger picture over at the CCF. Thanks for posting that.

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    So far so good. Everything checked out but could only get one burner going. When testing under pressure could hear the sound of air when I opened each valve. Preheated and fired the burner closest to tank and burned okay. Preheated and tried to fire burner two and it fired for a few seconds then went out. Must be something floating around in there. I'll get it. So far 1/2 good. :D lol

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    Wow...you can't complain about a beautiful blue flame like that. Way to go!

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    Great stove! Looking forward to seeing the other burner run.
     
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    I assume there's a manifold between the burners. Could there be a spider cocoon in there?

    ....Arch