Tarzan # 1

Discussion in 'K.F. Eriksson's (KFE)' started by n2666s, Jul 4, 2016.

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    an unknown picked up at a yard sale with a broke off leg, it is a "Tarzan # 1 :?::!: no idea or info on what it is except it is labeled "made in Sweden" and can barely make out a "Tarzan # 1 as is so incredibly dirty; have tested it with leg safety wired in place; I know :oops: couldn't resist "firing her up" as when put a bit of clean kero in the tank to wash her out, the plunger held pressure :idea:

    Am going to apply what have learned from the soldering legs tutorial
    Soldering legs to stove tanks started by Bom Bom Bom Bom, Aug 9, 2010.
    Best flattery is imitation:lol:

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    More pictures; this is an extremely dirty and corroded/well used stove and on top it has rust on top of the brass; still have not found anything on Tarzan Stoves :-k am stumped both by my senior citizen arthritis and what appears to be iron rust deposits on the top of the canister; am loath to use anything stronger than Brasso and barkeepers helper as the markings are very worn and don't want to wear them down more than they are:cry: Suggestions and info duly appreciated.

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    Fantastic! Looks to be a brand of K.F Erikssons. That's their logo.

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    Ross; thank you so much:clap:; have been drawing blanks when have searched online; NOTHING about any Tarzan stove ](*,) , now the hard part is getting her cleaned up decently......will never be a show piece but wish I knew its history and how it made it here
     
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    wondering about the inscription that says "strong tank":-k and how best to remove the (iron oxide) :-kfrom the brass canister with out further defacing the inscriptions:?
     
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    Ugly and safety wired together but sure works well; perking a very large pot of coffee in about 15 minutes i let her go about 5 minutes more than I needed; flame pattern pretty ugly BUT puts out a lot of heat :D/; now just to make her pretty and :-k improve the flame pattern.

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    Wonders never cease. When you think you've seen them all, along comes Tarzan....!

    I wonder if they paid royalties to Edgar Rice Burroughs....doubt it somehow.
     
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    A funny thing is that the latest Tarzan also is made in Sweden! :lol:

    (The 2016 movie-The legend of Tarzan)
     
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    Wow. That's a cool old stove. Don't clean it too much more I like the look it had now.
     
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    I'll be seeing it soon. It's getting mixed reviews with some pretty good ones, too.

    I read all the Tarzan books as a kid; all of Burroughs, in fact. This was before the wave of paperback re-issues in the mid-60s; I used to haunt the used bookstores for the old hardbacks.
     
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    was very pleasantly surprised at the amount of heat it puts out; that was a 20 cup pot of coffee it brewed; didn't time it but subjectively faster than on the regular gas kitchen stove :content: