Ralpha No.8

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  1. igh371

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    A rather odd stove from the Eriksson's stable. The 'Ralpha No.8' is essentially a collapsible version of a No.0 stove with unusually long fixed legs! This comparative photo has it alongside a Lux No.0:
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    The attribution to Eriksson's is clear from the use of exactly the same very distinctive font and layout for the 'PATENT Made in Sweden' legend as on some of the Eriksson's 'Svecia' stoves (link):
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    The long fixed legs mean that the tin is surprisingly large:
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    And as an '0' variant the burner is the small type, although, in the case of this Ralpha No.8, perched upon the top of a very hefty riser:
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    Hi Ian, unique stove. Great photos and explanantion.
    Best Regards,
    George.
     
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    Unique design maybe, but not unique on the gallery - see here too.
    Ian:thumbup:
     
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    Well hidden, for seven years behind a cat, in Mystery Stoves !
    So not unique.

    A defeated Kerophile.....

    PS is there anywhere to park the reserve cap?
     
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    No, no safe captive fitting for the travel cap, just a case of trying to remember to put it in the tin whilst the stove is in use and not to forget it! I guess it was the absence of little details like that that helped Eriksson's hold their place as producers of decent quality but nevertheless budget stoves in competition with the bigger brands Primus and Svea..
     
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    Alpha Ralpha Boulevard.