Turner 1111

Discussion in 'Military' started by Luminator, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Luminator

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    Here's my new found, a 30's or 40's Turner 1111 gasoline cooker.
    I presume it was used by the military, because it's painted olive green and has a sign (3 in a triangle) on it.

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  2. RonPH

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    That's a nice stove :thumbup: Built like a tank and looks to be running very well indeed. Cast manifold so I guess it IS heavy.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ron
     
  3. Admin

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    That is veeeeery nice
     
  4. Big BTU

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    very nice! looks like its in great shape!
     
  5. linux_author

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    so, black to feed, red to regulate?

    would have liked to see more detail on the info plate

    are these pics from another site?
     
  6. bajabum

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    The Turner Brass works made many things.
    I have a 3-tone steam whistle from them!
    I didn't know they made stoves, tho...
    Got to be a rare one.
    Great find!!!

    How about a close up of the Label???
     
  7. bjork2

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    looks like 3rd armored division symbol. US army
     
  8. Luminator

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    hi friends,

    the instructions say, that black is for air and red for fuel.
    i didn´t have had the time to inspect it too close so far.

    www.starklicht.com is my collectors site.
     
  9. Luminator

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    Here is the directions plate.

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  10. Luminator

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    The label.

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  11. bajabum

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    Ok!
    The Black knob is the air mix valve, similar to the Coleman 'Up to Light' valve.

    The red knob is fuel only.

    Very nice Find!
     
  12. ulysses

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    Luminator:

    Very nice stove, in great condition. I have a sister that I bought about a year ago from an estate sale. I got it running but have not fettled it very much. Do you have a range of heat? Mine seems to have only one speed and little range.

    Turner made a two burner version of this stove. I saw one at the Reading (Pennsylvania) air show last year, but they wanted $200 and it was incomplete.

    The painted insignia could be 3rd Armored Div., or 3rd Armored Rgt. I have two theories about the WWII military use of non-standardized stoves and lanterns. In the immediate pre-war and early war period, the US Army was expanding from 200,000 towards an eventual 5+ Million. The War Dept. was buying anything on the shelf or in production at the time. Thus Coleman 500s in olive drab paint, or with a known history of military use. Also Coleman (and other brand)220 type lanterns serving alongside the later standardized design with the Aladdin conversion.

    A second possibility is that the stove was a "private purchase" by an individual or squad of soldiers. Officers often had some private gear. This was probably true more frequently for mechanized units like armored units or motorized infantry, and non-front line medical and supply organizations. Leg infantry units did not have the luxury of hauling a stove like this around.

    Your Turner may have filled the same niche as the contemporary British military issue, as a vehicle stove.

    Paul
     
  13. joebig

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    Beautiful Stove!