Sirram Volcano, wood-fired boiling stove, early 1930s.

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  1. igh371

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    Spurred to action by 2 recent posts (here & here) my early-ish copper Sirram 'Volcano' is finally brought into use. This might have happened earlier if COVID hadn't done for the last 2 Newark gatherings.

    This is far from the first example of this earliest incarnation of the Sirram Volcano to appear on CCS, but it does clearly show the flimsy lid which was missing from the previously posted examples (here & here):
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    Thanks to @Trojandog we now know that the Registered Design number shown on the maker's plate dates from 1928, making an actual date of manufacture very likely to extend into 1st half of the 1930s at least. The cut away section is from an even later date but still shows the essentials of the design.
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    Testing out in practice underlines how much better the later re-design with a separate fire basket would have been if trying to boil more than one filling after one another. It is difficult to keep the fire from collapsing when lifting off the kettle from the original basically little more than flat plate! One of the other examples linked to above also shows this same original base plate arrangement. But despite the deficiencies in the early fire base arrangement, and the small filler spout, the Sirram Volcano was still able to reach a boil remarkably quickly right from the beginning:
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    These type of stoves, not necessarily the brand, were common in Australia into the fifties. Many suffered through being steel, certainly in the case of the Malleys version. Great to see the copper one and your comments on the later fire support.
     
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    I doubt if I'll find one of those in the scrap metal pile! Verrry nice
     
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    That's an excellent example Ian!

    Wonder if there will be a WBotM (Water Boiler of the Month) thread in the future? :lol:

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    Lololo, and the winners is -------------?????
     
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    Very interesting post. Thanks for taking the time to present it.

    Ben
     
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    I have a modern Kerry Kettle and love it. very fast boiler. Your's is very cool with the coffee pot pour spout!