Turner stove

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  1. curtb United States

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    Just picked up the Turner Brass Works stove over the weekend,no knowledge about it what so ever.Plate on front lists it as a model 161,but from the few I have been able to find online Im thinking plate is a misprint and should be a 1161 model,anyone have any input to help?
     

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    Welcome to the Turner Club.
     
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    Must be an exclusive club, nobody will let me in.

    Neat old stove!
     
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    Thank you for reply,does look exact,though mine missing a part,wasnt 100% sure as tag clearly shows 161 with no clue to it being a misprint but must be.
     
  6. curtb United States

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    @snwcmpr noticed a black knob near red knob on tank,mine appears broken off,what does this knob do?
     
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    Air valve for starting. It mixes air with the fuel to spray for lighting.
    Much like the lever on Coleman stoves.
     
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    @snwcmpr ,thank you.Mine is broke off and missing though it looks like it can be replaced,though finding a replacement probably not an easy task
     
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    I made a jet and a rod for mine.
    Gotta be a handy guy to keep a Turner. :)
     
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    Turner model numbers would be a major field of research in itself. Whatever logic there was to the numbering scheme has been lost to time. I believe 161 is correct for yours as adding the additional 1 to the number seems to have been part of the system. I have seen both a 141 and a 1141 which seemed, at least from photos to be the same. They are neat stoves, but Ken is right, you need to be prepared to up your fettle game to own one. I had to fabricate a pump for one of mine.
     
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    Here is my Turner, model 1111. Was given to me by a mutual friend of a friend whose father (the original owner) was in the Australian Army
     
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    It’s a bit rough but works, with a slight leak from the leather cup. That caused a fire so will be rectified! I’m soaking the trivet and tank bands in molasses and cleaning up the rest as best I can. Tempted to repaint but not convinced yet
     

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    They sure are rugged looking stoves
     
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    Daryl

    If you have a leak of fuel into the pump tube, you will have to service your check valve. I’m assuming that it’s a Coleman-type check valve but I’ve not seen this stove.

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    Hi Tony, yes that’s where it’s leaking into. Can you describe the check valve? It puzzled me how fuel could leak into the pump tube
     
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    Can you take the pump out and photograph it? Is the check valve or non-return valve a part of the pump, or in the bottom of the pump tube? I don’t know this setup.

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    Ken has it NRV on the bottom of the pump. Take the pump tube out of the tank and unscrew the NRV from the bottom of the tube. Inside you'll find a spring, the pip carrier and pip. The pip is the little rubber dot. You can make a replacement with a leather hole punch and a piece of viton sheet or see if Fettlebox or OCP has a single pip for sale.
     
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    No,havent done anything to stove....not sure if Im going to keep or not
     
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    If you 'Subscribe' to this site for 9 USD a year then you can list it for sale in the 'Trading Post' section.