The New Governor 2-pint kerosene stove

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  1. presscall

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    I’ve had this as a non-working example for years, but only recently used POR15 tank sealer to combat the numerous stress cracks in the fuel tank.

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    Fuelled up and working.

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    Not so unusual for the era is the external non-release valve ...

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    Pressurised air from the pump enters the valve through the central hole, overcomes the spring tension of the spring-mounted sealing ‘pip’ and enters the fuel tank through those four small holes around the circumference. To coat the inner surface of the tank with POR15 without messing up the valve I inserted a close-fitting wire in each of the holes, plugged the central hole to the pump and poured wax in the valve cavity. Sealant cured, a cigarette lighter provided enough heat to melt the wax without de-soldering the valve.

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    What’s unusual about the stovd ix the patent pump, which incorporates a fast thread in the pump knob to screw the conical tip of the pump rod into contact with the NRV air tube opening. It has the same effect as Coleman’s provision for positively sealing the check valve once the tank is pressurised.

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    That positive sealing of the NRV makes sense if gasoline is the fuel but is probably a safety feature too far with less volatile kerosene as the fuel.

    John Shaw & Sons did however produce a gasoline fuelled blowtorch on which a positive sealing if the NRV is a welcome safety feature.

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    Some details of the stove.

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    John
     
  2. Tony Press

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    Thanks, John. Excellent coverage of a very interesting stove.

    I appreciate your use of wax to stop the POR getting into the wrong places.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Interesting indeed,,, thank you for sharing it...
     
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    Very intetesting stove, thanks for the detailed photos.

    Ciao, Bastian
     
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    Wow, really cool. I was wondering why the pump handle looked like that, until I read a little further.
     
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    Wow. John, after posting an excellent write up like that I'll just be posting pictures of my Gov to the Gallery. You do all the hard work. Well done on another rescue. :thumbup:

    Alex
     
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    Hi @presscall What an interesting stove!
    Great photo presentation as always.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Great presentation and photos! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Nice to see another one of these innovative and rare stoves up and running again John. I would still be wary of using it too often however. It will be interesting how the POR15 coating holds up in the longer term.
    Ian:thumbup:
     
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    Hi John very nice unusual stove and great documented fettle and post.i agree regarding the positive sealing of the NRV being a safety feature to far for a less volatile fuel.
    But would have been a good way to promote how safe the stove was manufactured
     
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    Great to hear from you. It’s been a while. You’re back! - Go on, tell me you never went away!

    John
     
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    Hi John many thanks for your welcome, i have been on line occasionally, its just that i have been very occupied in the last couple of years with a new hobby,
    I have not lost my love of pressure Stoves blowlamps and lanterns, which i doubt i never will its just that i have not bought or fettled any thing for ages,
    Which i should have been in touch from time to time and posted comments, i kind of lost touch, i logged in a few weeks ago and had a very nice PM from Doc Mark asking how i have been etc and it has got me back in to ccs so i will be viewing more and posting again.
    I was sad to hear from Doc that we have sadly lost Sam Idahostoveman, i will never forget his kindness, as he gifted me a 502 which is my favourite of the coleman stoves, we have all lost a great friend and member on CCS
     
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    @mr optimus Good on @Doc Mark for encouraging your return.

    Yes indeed, Sam made a huge contribution here of course. Sorely missed, and Trevor (Shagratork) and Bajabum ...
     
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    OMG John I am very sorry to hear we have all so lost Trevor and Bejabum, Trevor was one of the forums moderators who contributed a lot of time for us all.
    Many thanks John for letting me know, we have lost a few great site members, who have been a great contributors to the site
     
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    Regarding the Gov, the wait of several years was worth it and I’ve been using it a lot to make up for lost time!

    The pump action is very smooth, a combination of a long pump stroke - the whole diameter of the tank unlike pump tubes accommodating the NRV in the end - and a soft NRV spring.

    The unusual pump knob mechanism (seems odd that a pump knob could incorporate a ‘mechanism’) stands out.

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    Just six pump strokes (smooth and efficient) gets the burner output pretty intense.

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    Terrific photos of a cracking stove with a beautiful flame.
    Thanks.
     
  17. Big Si

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    Very nice fettle John. I'm impressed as always.

    Si