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Sunflower No. 2

Discussion in 'Vacuum Oil Company' started by z1ulike, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. z1ulike

    z1ulike United States Subscriber

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    This is a "Sunflower" Vacuum Oil Company, No 2. It was made in Portugal by Cormache.

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    It seems to be very well made of heavy brass and runs like a champ. Other than that I don't know anything about it. I can't find anything on the Cormache company. It seems similar in design to some of the Hippolito stoves also from Portugal but I don't know if there is really any connection. Hopefully the sizable knowledge base here at CCS can shed some light or at least some speculation.

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    At first glance, I thought it was a Hipolito No. 2 with those distinguishing feet. At any rate, it's a fine looking stove and if it was made by Hipolito, it's probably well made.


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    Hi Ben, what does the bottom of the stove look like; is it smooth, or is there a ridge/step an inch in from the outer rim? I have a stove made by Cormach of Portugal that has the same feet and profile as your stove. The fount is obviously stamped differently, not being a Sunflower; mine is also lacking the "E" at the end of Cormache, and any bottom stamping.
     
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    abman47,

    The bottom of the stove is just as you described it:

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    By the way, are you an abalone diver? I was just up diving at Elk in Mendocino County and came home with 9 inchers. Yummm.

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