Pura 1940s Larger

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  1. Sedgman

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    I believe this is the earlier of the two types of the single burner Pura Australian made stoves available from around 1944. This is the larger, taller and very hard to come by version and features in many of the advertisements. Apart from the two models of the single burner there is also a double burner model similar to other cup based wick burning stoves such as the Lane Thermil.

    The cost of this model was just under one pound eight shillings in September 1944. This rose to 2 pounds 2 shillings by 1952 but by then it may have been the latter smaller model that was sold despite the advertisements still showing the larger and probably earlier model. This stove is on my long list of projects for fettling and is displayed as obtained some time ago.

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    The ad below is from Feb 1944 and shows that stoves needed a permit then; interesting.

    Iain

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    I assume the need for a permit was related to the war effort using most available fuel.
     
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    Nice find Iain, and it looks in good condition. :thumbup: