Shinabro 340 SL

Discussion in 'Shin A Ind. Co' started by Rhubarb, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. Rhubarb

    Rhubarb Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Messages:
    137
    Location:
    Eureka, NV
    Ebay Purchase, a 1975 or newer Shinabro 340 SL

    Pretty much as found, just a slight clean up to remove some soot, it seemed no matter where I touched it, it left my fingers black. As I fired it up in my 34 degree F shop, I managed to fail on the preheat, which caused more soot! :shock: Persistence payed off and I was able to turn a bit of snow into boiling water in Revere Ware pot. Camera is a bit on the fritz, flame shots were not what I was hoping for.

    With your warm friend!
    DSCN9432.JPG

    DSCN9424.JPG

    DSCN9425.JPG

    DSCN9426.JPG

    DSCN9427.JPG

    DSCN9430.JPG


    I really enjoy this stylized Stoves/Shinabro logo.
    DSCN9431.JPG

    DSCN9434.JPG


    Pat. No. 1975-1101 I can't make out any other information. Maybe an inspection marking?
    DSCN9437.JPG


    Contender sticker added by previous owner?
    DSCN9440.JPG


    The wind shield seems to be painted with a some sort of high temp black paint.
    DSCN9445.JPG

    DSCN9446.JPG

    DSCN9447.JPG

    DSCN9449.JPG


    Preheating.
    DSCN9458.JPG


    Premature fire...
    DSCN9462.JPG

    DSCN9466.JPG

    DSCN9468.JPG

    DSCN9475.JPG

    DSCN9478.JPG
     
  2. ArchMc

    ArchMc Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2004
    Messages:
    2,830
    Location:
    Mojave Desert, California
    Good looking stove. I like the reflected burner in the pot bottom.

    ....Arch
     
  3. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2004
    Messages:
    11,643
    Location:
    Far North of Scotland
    Hi, I seem to have acquired several of these Shinabro stoves (they are good quality). However, I don't have a silent burner version.

    The Shinabro 340 is an Optimus No.00 clone, but there is one very significant and crucial difference, the burner-to-upstand joint on the Shinabro has a left-hand thread! I wonder how many Shinabro burners have been destroyed by users who never knew of this design quirk?

    The joint between the upstand and tank has the more conventional right-hand thread.

    I like your stove and the flame pattern.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  4. tofta

    tofta Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2015
    Messages:
    632
    Location:
    Trondheim, Norway
    Beautiful stove – I am a great No 00 fan, this looks like a close relative.

    But the burner seems a bit big for the stove, same as the others in the gallery. Would anybody know the size of this burner relative to a No 5 stove silent burner (or 2pint size)?

    Thank you, and all the best, e
     
  5. hikerduane

    hikerduane Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    6,172
    This must be the one you got Andy. Burns nice.
    Duane
     
  6. Big Si

    Big Si Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    970
    Been looking for one of these for over ten years. I often wonder if any ever made it to the UK? I've got eight 340's in roarer burner mode.

    Si
     
  7. hikerduane

    hikerduane Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    6,172
    @Big Si,
    You have the 340 roarers like I have Optimus 8's.
    @Rhubarb, Andy, that windshield is pretty neat.
    Duane