SotM (Stove of the Month) February 2020

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  1. Spiritburner

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    Apologies for the late kick-off for this months SotM. I'll extend it by a week. Here we go - Suitcase Stoves. Minimum of 2 burners, any fuel, tank can fold out or lift out. So that's your classic American camp stove plus a few others that would qualify.

    Post your nomination as a reply to this post.

    The rules.
    • Stove must feature in the Stove Reference Gallery (SRG) with a link posted in the entry. So now's the time to get those stoves photographed & posted! If it's been listed for years already that is ok too.
    • Maximum of 2 pictures in the entry. The pictures must show the stove working & in it's entirety. More pictures can of course be shown in the linked SRG entry - as many as you want!
    • Stove must be presently owned by the member.
    • One entry per member.
    This nominations post will be open for the month of February plus an extra week into March. At midnight GMT 8th March the post will be closed & the qualifying stoves placed in a blind poll for members to vote for. The poll will remain open for 1 week. Most votes is the winner.

    The winner will get a SotM Winner notation on their posts & profile & a £10 voucher code from The Fettlebox

    Good luck & have fun!
     
  2. presscall

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    I’ll get this underway with a maybe unorthodox, possibly unpopular, choice - a gassie! The Selzam Camping Box made in Switzerland.

    In it’s defence it’s old, around 1950 (first produced in 1946) and with some minor fettling when I featured it in the Stove Reference Gallery it still works safely and efficiently. The large butane gas reservoir is rechargeable from a current Camping Gas bottle.

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    Designer/manufacturer Paul Selzam and his wife Margrit at a sales event demonstration.

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    John
     
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    Just so Johns isn’t the only stove this month I submit my Coleman 426b, Bronze tank makes it 1954-57. This is my favorite suitcase stove to take camping. Coleman 426b


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  4. Haggis

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    A KampKook No3, made between 1924 and 1929 by leg configuration, Herself and I using it for lunch by a local lake...

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  5. BradB

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    This is a Preway from about 1945. Pretty little thing.Preway 4521A
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    I love the flame pattern on the PreWay. :thumbup:

    Cheers

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    I have a few Preways,,, I think I like them most for the flame patterns.
     
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  8. Simes

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    Phew, extended by a week, and I can't get a stove in a leap year.
     
  9. Matthew92

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    I’ll add one seeing as I’ve still got time.:p

    1937 Primus 77. Gallery post

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    Now I like that flame pattern.
     
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    Nice Primus 77. I think bought one of those a few years ago. Probably never opened the box and just stowed it away somewhere. Now that I see the flame pattern I hope I come across it again.

    Ben
     
  12. Simes

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    I loved the Turm 38 so much I just had to get a 36.

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    Still in need of some functional checks.

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    Cant wait to try this in Newark for my morning cuppa, instead of waiting 4 hours for @Simes to make me one IMG_20200307_173939.jpg IMG_20200307_174233.jpg
     
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    @Sarah Foley
    Stylish, Sarah.

    It was the ‘go to’ stove for Steve Williams to cook breakfast at Newark.

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    Coffee on mine ...

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    John
     
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    @presscall .. but I'm excited as I get use something
     
  16. Simes

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    Just a quick addendum to Sarah's post to save a mederator intervention, link to the reference gallery.

    Primus 2222

    4hrs!!!, bit harsh there @Sarah Foley.

    Given some better weather we'll hopefully get out and about with it before Newark. :)
     
  17. Doc Mark

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    Greetings, Fellow Stovies, and Stovettes,

    Here is our Clayton and Lambert #3, which is one of our most favorite stoves!

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    Photo credit on this one goes to @flivver . Thanks, Mike!

    We used our #3 extensively at CASG #9, and fell in deep love/lust with it! Please click the link to see our Gallery post of this lovely and wonderfully designed camp stove:

    Clayton & Lambert #3 in action, at CASG 9, etc.

    Also, Here's a sweet photo of the Flivver Family, shortly after having bought this stove, back in the 1970's, I believe, at a swat meet!

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    And, though you'll see the next photo in the Gallery, here is that same stove, now that we own and use it.

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    Thanks for checking it out, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    I just want to tell about when car camping became available for many swedish families - in the 1960's at the time Primus sold the liquid stoves to Optimus and went all in for LPG instead.
    Right then the 2063 two-burner propane all-in-one propane suitcase was born and became a part of the swedish folklore like the family tent and Volvo Amazon(or Opel Rekord although made in W.Germany).
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    Interesting. In the US well into the 1960s and '70s most car-camping stoves were liquid-fueled Colemans. When I was raising my kids in the 1970s and '80s we always used a Coleman 413; the big two-burner white gas stove.

    So on into the '90s and to the present; long before CCS and to the present day we use white gas Colemans-- including my kids and their spouses and kids.

    I noticed propane campstoves at some campsites beginning in the 1980s, but I don't personally know when they started to become popular; eventually they were in the majority.

    Up until about 5 years or so ago, it seems to me, the camping sections of most stores that carried outdoor gear would always have some Coleman-fuel stoves; always Coleman brand. Then they really started to fall off, right at the same time Coleman fuel started to dramatically increase in price. Not a coincidence, I'm sure. They are still for sale, but you have to look for them.

    I've just never been able to get used to LPG dual-burner camp stoves. They are of course totally functional and very easy to use, but they just seem cheesy and tinny...

    Just personal, of course. I fully concede that these now qualify as classics. Not the fancy contemporary ones, though....
     
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