Something for the weekend sir ?

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  1. A A C

    A A C United Kingdom Subscriber

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    The mail just arrived with a carton of diamonds in the rough !
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    Amongst the carbon and corrosion I found this gem , a simmering plate ! Had to search the site here to find out what it was ,
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    This box keep me occupied over the weekend. :lol:
     
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    The simmer plate is a great find!

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @Tony Press I was pleased with the plate . I got a load of other bits and bobs including an ancient looking tobacco tin full of cleaning needles (some whole , some broken)for regulator burners and several wick burners for lamps ! The chrome stove is a Radius No.7 fitted with an incomplete regulator burner . Nothing spectacular but always fun to save old stoves .
     
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    Had a go at sorting out the bipedal Radius No.7 . The regulator was extremely dirty and without the control wheel and connecting rod . I was sure the rod from an Optimus I had would fit, however it was of a smaller diameter. After looking in the reference library I am fairly sure the burner is of the 10\36 type.
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    As can be seen, the stove has an Optimus tank filler cap and was a leg short of a tripod. There were two Radius outer burner caps in the box . I used the one which most resembled the example illustrated in the 1930’s catalogue as fitting the 10/36 burner.
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    I cleaned up the burner (first time I’ve had a go at a regulator type) . Cleaned out the tank, new pip in the NRV , pump leather . Soldered on a leg that was at the bottom of the box .
    I would like to unashamedly nominate the «Heath Robinson « regulator to the fettling masterclass section :content::lol:.
    To my delight the stove fired up and functioned fine . Had great fun with this stove . One down , three to go
     
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    Always fun to get a box of stoves or lamps to fettle.
    Duane
     
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    @hikerduane . Luckily the regulator rod diameter was 223 Remington ;))
     
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    Got three of the four stoves working well . The fourth is an old Radius with several tank leaks and a dodgey burner , will put that one on the «rainy day list» .
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    A real transformation. Looking forward to flame shots of the others.
     
  9. A A C

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    @IvanN . Since you have been nice enough to ask :content:
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    Excellent!
    Thanks
     
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    Nice one!

    Alec.