SotM (Stove of the Month) November 2019

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  1. Spiritburner

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    The theme this month is small tinned/boxed stoves where the box is integral to the stove as a pan support &/or windshield. So - Optimus 111's, 22's & 8/8R's & their clones, many of the ingenious South Korean stoves, Primus 41's, some Primus 70/71 outfits, Optimus 80's, Valmet Eräkeitin, etc. Plenty of scope there but not including stoves such as 123 in Sigg Traveller, Loke etc or larger 'suitcase' stoves.

    And finally - needs to be a fresh SotM entry for 2019 ie not entered by yourself previously.

    2nd to last opportunity to enter for a chance to be in entered in the 2019 Stove of the Year competition in January 2020.

    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 November. 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

    Good luck & have fun!
     
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    An Optimus Eleventyone (111F) with all the original accessories, including the much sought after wiper rag (a.k.a. comfort blanket).

    As featured here (entered 2019): Optimus 111 (F) embossed, with accessories

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    Thanks for looking and best of luck to all participating.
    Best regards,
    Staffan
     
  4. Christer Carlsson

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    George, that stove is not a fresh entry for this year as per the rules of this month.
    It was posted by you in 2010.

     
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    The best reason for disqualification is that my stove doesn’t appear in the Reference Gallery, but in the Frankies section......

    But it is all good fun!
    Best Regards
    Kerophile.
     
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    Ah! You mean that it can be in the reference gallery since long ago, but it must not have been participated in the contest before.
    Sorry for the misunderstanding.
     
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    Oh this sounds like the competition is really getting serious!
    Very strong entries from the outset!
    Glad we’ve got that rule sorted lads!
    :lol::lol::lol:.
    Gonna have to pull a rabbit out of the hat............
     
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    A Campus no 2 which I posted in 2014. Here Campus no. 2
    Have not fired it up since then.Still some yellow tips in the flame. The jet is enlarged.
    Received a new nipple from Fogas some years ago. Must find the time to replace it. Too many stove and too little time. Hopefully I'll get the time when I retire in early 2021.

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  10. Simes

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    Damn, they actually have to work. I'll see if I can get one of them to play long enougb for a picture.
     
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    A Vesta from France, as far as I can judge unique in being the only one I know of with a brass tank, no producername on the lid and a few other minor differences.
    Serves well!
    From this link:
    Unique Vesta stove with brass tank
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    Vesta 540 gasoline stove, posted in the Stove Reference Gallery HERE.

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    John
     
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    Some beautiful stoves , although I have some they are well used, can’t compete with that lot, very nice, when the vote is on it will be a difficult choice.
    Cheers
    Rob
     
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    John, that Vesta looks like a tank. What a beast, I bet you could hold up a Land Rover with it. Wonderful stove.

    One of the benefits of these contests is going to be exposing new members like myself to stoves we'd never come across otherwise.
     
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    It’s robust, Marc, for sure! Over-engineered really.

    John
     
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    OK I'm going to weigh-in on this month's contest for a change 8]

    Up for consideration is my Optimus Ranger 10, posted in the SRG HERE :mrgreen:

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    Alec.
     
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    That is a gorgeous blue flame. Fantastic stove, strong entry for sure.
     
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    Got to fly the flag for the 'British Brassie'.

    This is my Monitor High Speed picnic, dated late 1940s, featured here.

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    Campus 5b “ THE BEAST”

    Can be found here in the SRG

    Campus 5b

    Instructions, fuel can,spanner,cleaning cloth, prickers.
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  20. Simes

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    This'll not win any beauty pageants.

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    But once fettled I can see the attraction these have.

    Optimus No: 99

    A stove that rewards with appropriate care and attention.
     
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