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RM Picnic Stove

Discussion in 'RM MFG & Engineering Co Ltd' started by Tony Press, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

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    Here is a RM 1 pint picnic stove in good condition, fettled and ready to go:

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    The bits:

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    Note: The legs are made of aluminium.

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    The windshield is steel - After this picture was taken, I cleaned the rust and seasoned the windshield in vegetable oil in the oven for a few hours while I was cooking something else.

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    The box has lost all of its artwork (as has the stove). It was polished with car wax:

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    Up and running (this stove runs well, but, like @Gneiss said, the tank gets very hot):
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    It passed the 1 litre-in-less-than-6-minutes test:

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    This stove of @kerophile is similar to mine, but with different knurling:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/rm-one-pint-picnic-stove.17485/


    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. kerophile

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    Hi @Tony Press, I had never paid close attention to the knurling on the various closures on these RM/ Veritas/Thermidor 1-pint stoves before, but I have just looked at the photos of several of them.

    It seems the manufacturers were fairly casual in their choice of knurling pattern, mixing them beween stoves and even within a single stove ( as is the case on your stove and my one which you referenced)

    These are well made stoves and I rate them highly.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  3. Wim

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    As George said, well made stoves! I have a couple as good as new ones (or rather, not seen a lot of use:roll:) and can attest of their build quality. To bad the boxes are not so good, the artwork on them seems to "evaporate" as does the decal on the stove itself. I guess they didn't use engraving of any kind to stay within a tight budget, but it is better to economise on looks then compromise on quality imho (hope this makes sense:-s, but I'm sure you get my pointO:)).

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
  4. shagratork

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    What a coincidence!
    Last week a friend of mine (non-stovie) gave me a long forgotten stove he found in his garden shed.
    It is a used, but totally complete RM Picnic Stove in tin - with spirit bottle, instructions, prickers still in packet, washers still in packet, RM logo still complete on tank.

    There are some differences to yours - no artwork on tin, different knurling, brass pump knob.
     
  5. Jeopardy

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    @Tony Press I did see someone (not me!) selling RM decals on UK eBay earlier today.
    Regards
    John
     
  6. Tony Press

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    I finally got this little stove to perform properly. It's NRV was very touch. No matter how may different springs I put in it, it either leaked pressure, or refused to pump consistently. So I ditched the NRV it came with and replaced it with a bog standard Primus NRV.

    Satisfied that it now will rum properly next time I use it I've backed it away in its more than ample box:

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    Cheers

    Tony