The Great English Stove Shoot - The Results Show!

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  1. Bom Bom Bom Bom

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    I have some work commitments come up for this evening so I ended up having to do this last night. Here's a selection of English Stoves:

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    Back Row Left to Right
    Veritas Pocket Compact, Veritas Picnic, Veritas 9688, Monitor Picnic (in box, never fired), Monitor No. 15 + Monitor Heater attachment, RM 35 collapsible (never fired) Burmos 21, Valor Packaway.

    Middle Row Left to Right
    Villiers Mar-Vil, Stesco Coil Burner, Xplorer Coil Burner (I realise now I forgot to take these out the cans :roll: ), Bialaddin M1950, Cookie Picnic (meths burner) Bukta Methex, Monitor Picnic, Monitori Touring (17b), Monitor Pocket (127), RM Picnic, Burmos No. 96, Thermidor Picnic, Cobra Picnic, Albion

    Front Row Left to Right
    British Military No.3 (underneath), on top of this are a Turley & Williams British Safety Stove and a British Military No. 7 (unfired). In the foreground are a British Military No. 2 and a British Military No.12. Continuing left to right: RM 320 Range, Buflam Nickel Collapsible, Buflam brass fixed legger, Thermidor Standard 200, Nomad.

    I admit that the No.7, the Bialaddin M1950, and the Nomads are of mixed parentage. However, they all most definitely have British passports so I'm comfortable including them here!

    Here's some close-ups:

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    As most of these are not regular users some of them predictably played silly beggers on the night, and one of them actually run out of fuel whilst I was lighting the rest of them :doh:

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    FAVOURITE STOVES
    RMs and Buflams with cherry red flame rings
    Valors and Monitors in brightly coloured stove tins
    A Burmos in a rucksack all ready to rove
    These are a few of my favourite stoves
    When cold bites on winter's long nights
    To be camping you're mad
    I simply fire up some old English stoves
    And then I don't feel so bad

    Graham, you can be Maria! :shock:

    Let's see your English stoves as well....
     
  2. Matukat

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    Lovely collection! (clever rewrite, however, Julie Andrews has NOTHING to worry about... :-& "Maria") :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ;)
     
  3. mr optimus

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    what a outstanding collection graham all working perfect and all nicely restored and many thanks for shareing such a nice interesting collection well done
     
  4. barrabruce

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    Past midnight brew up. I only got on the net for a quick look at 8.pm tonight. :oops:
    R.M. 210 size stove. Plain Jane, no engraving or stickers or nothing but prefer it to a Primus 210.
    Just seems nicer in the hand and user friendly feel about it all. To me anyway :lol: :lol:
    Just sloshed a bit of kero it in and she still works fine after a year or two sitting around after I fettled it with help from the members here!!!

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    Think I got another English stove have to have a dig around.

    Barra
     
  5. parramethtrol

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    really nice display Graham :clap: :clap:
    makes my english stoves all two of them look quite lonely well 3 if the Nomad counts :)
    and i see that No12 there taunting me again :mrgreen: one day i'll have one
     
  6. Bom Bom Bom Bom

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    C'mon Parra. Celebrate your Englishness on our National Day and forget 111s for a few hours. Light up an English stove and publish the evidence :lol:
     
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    forget 111's smiley_scared.gif ....ok since it's st wotsits names day i will go and spark them all both :oops: up
     
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  8. Matukat

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    What a brilliant collection! I bet that sounded good!

    I forgot it was today, but just by chance I was brewing up on my Monitor earlier. The big ex army sort, common admittedly but brilliant!

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    Oneself and one's Monitor, sadly it was quite windy so you can't see much of the stove :doh: I must go out later with another English stove!
     
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    nice one Blackdog
    your post reminded me i have two Monitors that i'd forgotten all about :oops: :lol: :lol: so that makes 4 English stoves i can spark later :) one of the monitors is still unfired as is one of the Nomads
     
  11. Blackdog

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    Get them out, I like Monitors me! Prehaps it's the name, they sound as English as you can get! :) I've got a Burmos to fire up later, and a Buflam I'd forgotten about. Sadly I have no idea where it is :lol:
     
  12. rik_uk3

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    Great stuff Graham, here is my small contribution to the event

    My small contribution to the St.George’s day English stove light up. It was also a chance to try out my new folding grill as a stove range, worked very well indeed.

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    As Graham said some stoves have mixed parents but are still English enough, as in this No12 and No7

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    The sausages are canned pork sausage in lard, available from your local B&M store for 39p a can. The sausage are not as good as fresh, but when cooked are not bad at all and eggs cooked in lard taste great. A good winter camp food, ideal with bannock bread or for extended summer trips when you have no refrigeration; I’ve now stocked up on them as part of my TEOTWAWKI preps stock

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  13. Rick b

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    Wow, all great stoves and pictures, i didnt know there were so many different types of English stoves made. Richard, you are making me hungry! :D
     
  14. Big Si

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    Ric I love the grill thingy, can you please send me the dimentions and a few more pics please?

    Si
     
  15. Spiritburner

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    What a great display Graham - making me look forward all the more to Newark! :clap:

    I've been trying to snap a few this week in daylight but something always comes up & I get one done before I lose the light. And to top it off on St Georges day I was going to light one up but the alternator went on my car & I had to be relayed home from York so another late finish! Ironically an English car (Rover 75) that has done 136K in 4 years without a glitch until today!! :-({|= :-({|=

    So I'll be working from home tomorrow so may get some more snapped at lunch & tomorrow evening. I'll also be continuing with the English 'paperwork' into next week.


    Here's a Valor Packaway
     
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  16. fyldefox

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    After Graham's fantastic effort it took me a while to find one the few English stoves which he didn't show !

    I also went for a touch of late night "atmosphere" :roll:

    Burmos's 1 3/4 pint discus model the 51, boiling for a brew an Eve Ware kettle and illuminated by a couple of Bialaddin's ( 315 & 320 ) - all English !

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    All the best to you all on St George's Day :D
     
  17. parramethtrol

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    Well this is the best i can manage I'm afraid :oops: can't light the Stesco as I need to make a replacement lead washer for the lid.
    The Nomad is built in England so I guess it counts. The army No7 is in as others have included it.
    The Monitor, well that's definitely English as is the Townson & Coxson.

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  18. QDanT

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    I usually just brew up in the garden but today went to the local picnic site for a coffee and used :-
    SH & S - B made in England

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    Cheers all,
    Danny
     
  19. David Shouksmith

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    Wasn't going to bother after Grahams's effort - bah! :mrgreen:

    Anyway...

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    A Veritas I've used every day since I got it months ago. For some reason I've forgotten now, I haven't used an electric kettle at home since April 1st 2008 :roll:

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    See, it was lit!

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    This is the extent of my 'kitchen' at the moment - which explains why I didn't have the time to mount a display to rival Graham's. Otherwise I would have, honest... :whistle: There's a Monitor in shot as well as an RM. Also a Swedish interloper for which I heartily apologise... [-X :roll: :oops:

    And seeing as it's St. George's Day:-

    The English
    (Flanders & Swann)

    The rottenest bits of these islands of ours
    We've left in the hands of three unfriendly powers
    Examine the Irishman, Welshman or Scot
    You'll find he's a stinker as likely as not

    The English the English the English are best
    I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

    The Scotsman is mean as we're all well aware
    He's boney and blotchy and covered with hair
    He eats salty porridge, he works all the day
    And hasn't got bishops to show him the way

    The English the English the English are best
    I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

    The Irishman now our contempt is beneath
    He sleeps in his boots and he lies through his teeth
    He blows up policemen or so I have heard
    And blames it on Cromwell and William the Third

    The English are moral the English are good
    And clever and modest and misunderstood

    The Welshman's dishonest, he cheats when he can
    He's little and dark more like monkey than man
    He works underground with a lamp on his hat
    And sings far too loud, far too often and flat

    The English the English the English are best
    I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

    And crossing the channel one cannot say much
    For the French or the Spanish, the Danish or Dutch
    The Germans are German, the Russians are red
    And the Greeks and Italians eat garlic in bed

    The English are noble, the English are nice
    And worth any other at double the price

    And all the world over each nation's the same
    They've simply no notion of playing the game
    They argue with umpires, they cheer when they've won
    And they practice before hand which spoils all the fun

    The English the English the English are best
    I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

    It's not that they're wicked or naturally bad
    It's just that they're foreign that makes them so mad
    The English are all that a nation should be
    And the pride of the English are Chipper and me

    The English the English the English are best
    I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

    (Only kidding, chaps... ;) )
     
  20. Blackdog

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    What a brilliant selection, thank you all! The well-used Veritas really looks the part of a hard-working stove, and the Burmos and Bialaddins are great!

    Coming in a bit late here, how about this for an "action" shot? I went for a bit of an evening stroll, and took the Burmos for tea and toast... refreshments- while the Burmos behaved well, the toast briefly caught fire, and while flapping it and trying not to get too badly burnt there was a little flare up, captured below. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    All the best!