Unknown Pocket Stove

Discussion in 'Mystery Stoves' started by fyrwokr, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. fyrwokr

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    I received this from a good friend today who knows I like this stuff. The only markings are the "PAT'S PEND" on the burner base. The cup and lid appear to be some type of tin. The burner appears to be tin also. Any Ideas??
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  2. RonPH

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    Dont know the makers but its an an alcohol kit that stows in a cup. I do have one but differs in design made in France. I believe Doc Mark has a collection of kits similar. Fairly good once its been cleaned and no rust on the cup. Then again should be relegated to a display shelf.

    Cheers

    Ron
     
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    After some searching tonight I think this may be an early example of a Whitall Tatum Co. or W.T. Co. The few examples I have seen on line, the pot and the burner are almost identical. Still searching though.
     
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    I have seen similar kits with patent dates from the late 1800's. Ebay seems to have them every few months. I have to wonder where they got the alcohol to run them, though.
     
  5. snwcmpr

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    "Where did they get the alcohol?"

    They made their own 'moonshine'.

    Ken in NC
     
  6. Doc Mark

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    Hi, Fyrwokr,

    Please check out the following link, to see something similar that's in my collection of small Meths stoves.

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/15358

    I've been gifted some fun versions over the years I've been a member, but Ross, Ron, and a few others, and I think these little stoves are quite neat! Utilitarian, sparse, down to business, and small. That about describes their ilk. If you clean up your burner a bit, and that means trying to remove the screen, and make sure that the insulation under it is not rotted away, you may enjoy their simplicity and ease of use, as well as their total silence in operation. Have fun, and thanks for sharing your new little Meths stove. Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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  7. fyrwokr

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    Thanks for the info guy's.
    Doc I did clean the burner and found it was in fine condition except for some residue on the mesh. Cleaned it and filled and it lit fine. I used a different pot to heat some water. Took about 15 minutes to heat 1 1/2 cups to rolling boil. I would like to use this as is but am hesitant because the pot looks like it is zinc coated. Yours look like it is in fine condition. Mine does not have the adjustment for height. I looked it over again and the only marking is the "PATS PEND", but she sure looks like the Whitall Tatum.