Hey guys and gals, Just self indulgently wanted to share my two finds and beginnings in stove spotting. My first buy was this Lux No 01 I spotted in a stall by the roadside. Something about it spoke to everything I like, camping, stoves, old brass things. So 20 bob and it was off home. Couldn't figure out how to work it so it got a clean up and put in the brass things shelf to figure out latter. I eventually learnt that whatever it was stuck on top it was not a burner cap. I figure if anyone can tell me if its a real something or just some flotsam that got stuck on there in its journey it would be you guys. My next find was a Valor No 55 in a garage sale. I learnt a lovely story about the the father of the lady selling it who originally owned the stove and she let me have it for free after my partner had picked a few other things from her stall. Being a bit new and with a great story i was determined to get it working. This one was also missing its burner cap. So a good wack with some basso, some citric acid and seasoning the plate holder after a vinegar bath. I ordered a full burner from India as it seemed the cheapest way to get a burner cap and now I have some spare parts. I wouldn't say the quality was great but it cost seven dollars so hey, easy peasy. Nothing is worth doing without a trial so on with some scrambled eggs. Aaaand not bad at all. I think I'll quite enjoy this fettling idea, and the smell of burnt kerosene sure does remind me of sailing with my dad as a kid.