SotM (Stove of the Month) February 2021

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  1. Spiritburner

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    Ok - going to kick of SotM in 2021 with something a bit different so please pay close attention to the rules! :)

    Open season! Well nearly. Any stove, any condition, working or not. Must be paraffin/kero or petrol/gas fuel. No alcohol stoves or gassies! Also no full-on kitchen 'cookers' not designed to be portable. Not clear? I'll shout up if I see one!

    This gives you the opportunity to enter a classic that may be beyond repair or missing impossible to find vital parts or your fettling skills may not be up to fixing or simply one you don't want to light!

    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 in it's entirety. More pictures can of course be shown in the linked SRG entry - as many as you want!
    • Previous winning entries are excluded.
    • Stove must be presently owned by the member.
    • One entry per member.
    This nominations post will be open for the month of February. At the end of the month 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. The winning stove will also be entered into the Stove of the Year vote the following January.

    Good luck & have fun
     
  2. Robert Radcliffe

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    Ooh this months rules means I can post my Coleman 500 7/56 with pressure gauge. Originally these stoves were modified either by or for the Greek Army. This is one of 19 unfueled stoves that were returned to the US ending up with just two Coleman enthusiasts initially.
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    Coleman 500 with pressure gauge.

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  3. z1ulike

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    Thought I would air this out. I was hoping this started a thread for the 183 under Swedish Stoves... but it sits in Optimus "Other Models" thread.
    Optimus No: 183

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  6. presscall

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    Unused Coleman 417D - WWII issue, US Army Medical Department - in the Stove Reference Gallery HERE.

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    One of the the few ‘came to me unfired’ stoves I have, which remain (frustratingly it has to be said) unfired, for a future custodian to treasure.

    Regarding this month’s rules @Spiritburner I’m supposing this just scrapes in as portable? It’s got a handle, is a ‘suitcase’ and went where the Army went. Only, this particular example got stored in a depot in France and stayed there for the duration!

    John
     
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  7. Ed Winskill

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    Coleman suitcases are portable!

    That is a unique one...
     
  8. Robert Radcliffe

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    I'm turning a little bit green myself over that one.
     
  9. Tom Pedersen

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    Hope this can fall under the category of the month.
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  10. Robert Radcliffe

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    I have to say it's already a hell of a line up this month. All stoves I would be proud to own.
     
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    Rules of the month include "...any condition, working or not." Well this entry is certainly not working, I hope I'm not disqualified for posting only 3/4 of a stove.

    This is a 1930's Optimus No. 7 cutaway display as featured here: Optimus No. 7 cutaway display, 1930's

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  14. Duck

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    All my stoves are packed away for moving. Only one left out is my 502..
     
  15. Ed Winskill

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    Where're you headed, Duck?
     
  16. Duck

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    Heading back East Ed. But not back to NY, like the saying goes “You can never go home again”.Too many close friends are gone and it wouldn’t be the same. So I’m heading to a place I’ve always loved and thought a lot about moving to when I was younger. I’ve decided to give Tennessee a try.
     
  17. z1ulike

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    Isn't Tennessee just east of LaLa land?

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  18. Ed Winskill

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    Then there's west Tennessee and east Tenn. Memphis and the Tri-Cities. Nashville in the middle.
     
  19. Duck

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    Right smack in the middle of Memphis and Nashville is where I’m looking maybe around Jackson. My sister lives just east of Memphis in Collierville, we’ll be staying with her til we find a place. Hopefully that won’t take long.
     
  20. Doc Mark

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    Hey, Duck,

    Hearty congratulations on your upcoming move! I am, however, a bit sorry that we never got you to a CASG event before you left! Bummer! But, I know that there are many things you will love about living in Tennessee, and wish you all the best in your new home! Well done in getting out of what CA has become!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc