Radius 42

Discussion in 'Radius No:42' started by mbechtel, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. mbechtel

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    This stove has several odd differences. The burner bell has 2 small locating bumps for something, perhaps the light attachment. The stem, or upright, is soldered to the fount and cannot be removed. Wick replacement is done through the filler hole on the bottom of the stove. What looks like a filler cap on the fount top shoulder is a pressure release mechanism.

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  2. threedots New Zealand

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    I wonder if the indentations on your burner bell were put there to help keep a wire clip positioned in place and over the burner plate to keep it secure against loss. Cheers
     
  3. Christer Carlsson

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    I'm sure your guess about the tabs being there for the light attachment are correct.

    The attachment has a notch in its base, as you can see in the picture below.
    Firstly you stick the other side of the base under one of the tabs, then let the little notch on the attachment get past the opposite tab, and after a little twist, the light attachment is secured to the burner bell.

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    Fantastic stove!
    Just what I would need for my light attachment with the correct holder for it inside the door.
     
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  4. Big BTU

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    Wow, what a fantastic stove! It's in amazing condition for its age.

    Thanks for posting it.
     
  5. Spiritburner

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    That version of graphics on the tin's not too common either!
    :thumbup:
     
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    Lovely stove with heaps of features.

    The graphics on the tin are stunning in their simplicity and dynamism and so evocative of the period.

    [Yeah, I know, re-reading that I think I've been reading too many fine art books lately - best spend more time the shed]

    All the emphasis in the wider antique/collectors world is on the 'big names' of design and illustration but it seems to me there were some talented people beavering away on utilitarian products, like camp stoves, who took obvious satisfaction in producing a high standard of work.


    John
     
  7. mr optimus

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    Hi Matt a real gem of a stove you have there and we dont see so many of the radius42s as the 71s and 80s well done on a great score Matt
     
  8. mbechtel

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    Thank you Gentlemen.
    John, your vocabulary is certainly not wasted on me. My degree is in Art. I appreciate your comments! You can't tell in the photographs, but the graphics are a transparent paint over the silverish base color....almost like a dye....beautiful!
    Christer..thank you for answering my question. I doubt I'll ever even see a light attachment, except for yours in this forum. I can only hope to be fortunate enough to stumble across one someday.