Trangia Kettles: You Gotta Love 'Em!!

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  1. Doc Mark

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    Greetings, All,

    For a very long time, I've been enamored of Trangia kettles! They are like the icing on the cake of Trangia stoves, IMHO. So, I decided to share a few photos of my own little "T" kettles.

    Right to left: 0.6l, for Model 27 stoves; 0.9l, for Model 25 stoves; and 1.4l kettle, for any and all other stoves, including Clikstand with Trangia burner, and Trangia Triangle stoves. All of these neat kettles were made and marketed by Trangia.

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    And, a slightly different view.

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    Each kettle is marked, thus:

    0.6l -

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    0.9l -

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    And, 1.4l -

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    What the......? No markings on the 1.4l?? Ahhhhhh..... there they are, on the opposite side of the kettle!!

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    So, there you have it! For most of my camping needs, these little kettles are the Dog's B's!! There's just something special about them, despite the fact that there are lots of other camping kettles out there today. I'll stick with these, most of time, and be as happy as a clam in doing so! How about you? Thanks for checking out this thread, and happy camping, hiking, and backpacking!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    First kettle version for Trangia 25 - never used.
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    And second version - used, welded and used again.
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  3. Doc Mark

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    @Lennart F ,

    Huge thanks for sharing your earlier versions of the Trangia kettle!! I love seeing the early markings. Are the capacities the same as the newer ones, like mine? Thanks, again, for sharing, and God Bless!

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    I have not measured but I think the capacity is about the same as modern 25 kettles - the modern kettle is taller with slightly less diameter and a form that allows a larger practical boiling capacity.
    Those early ones with the smallest lid had to be lower as you couldn't put the pot grip inside, it had to be on top of the kettle.
     
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    Here is another size Trangia kettle from an older Trangia 24 cookset. It is slightly taller and narrower than the red t25 kettle for comparison. They hold about the same amount and it is smaller than the 1.4 liter kettle.
    Gary

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    Interesting comparison.
     
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    Hi, Guys,

    @Lennart F , and @Mr.stove ,

    Thanks for the additional information, and thanks, Mr. Stove, for sharing your kettles here. Much appreciated, and interesting!

    @Ed Winskill , I can't remember, Ed, but are you a Trangia Guy? If so, do you have a proper Trangia kettle to share? Great bit of kit, those! We'll be doing some more heavy use of the kettles soon, and will report back, with photos, etc..

    Thanks, again, for sharing in this thread, Gentlemen, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Doc, I do have one, bought new about 3 years ago. We used it at Ingalls Creek once then. I've been looking for it the last couple seasons; seems to be buried in some gear somewhere. Have not yet mounted a full search...
     
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    @Mr.stove - Your kettle seem to be first version of the "new" 24 kettle that I assume was replacing the old 20'-30's style shortly after 1962 - my own early 24-4 is buried in the bottom of "not to use Trangias" section but here is a typical example of the old style.

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    I guess the old style kettles were produced until the tools needed replacing and then switching to the new style with start in the late 50's one model a time.
     
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    @Ed Winskill - I guess a metal detector doesn't help there:-k:-k:-k:lol:
     
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    This is my most unusual kettle (so far....). 27 size (~0.6l). I am presuming this is from the 1960's.
    Some of its characteristics:
    -early style lid knob, attached with an aluminum rivet
    -more rounded profile than later kettles, but not as sharply defined as the earlier "TAL"-era kettles.
    -smaller diameter pour spout opening, reminiscent of earlier kettles, compared to later spouts, i.d. of openings: ~11mm (early) vs. 15mm (later). The pour opening also sits "higher" on the earlier kettle.
    -the width of the upward sloping "flange" of the kettle where the spout and handle attaching pieces mount is slightly shorter on the early kettle, ~20.5mm (early) vs ~22.5mm (later).
    -shallower angle of the "flange" where it tapers toward the top opening, compared to later kettles, ~28 degrees (early) vs. ~35 degrees (later).
    -Script Trangia logo, Made In Sweden stamped on the bottom of the kettle only. No marking on lid.


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    Very nice Jon.