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Very Early AGM KampKook No. 3

Discussion in 'AGM - American Gas machine' started by idahostoveguy, May 26, 2012.

  1. idahostoveguy

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    Here's a very early American Gas Machines KampKook No. 3 double burner. It has the peg legs and the telltale label, which has patent pending and also the lack of the phrase "The Ideal Camp Stove". So this one probably dates anywhere from 1918 to 1921. It's old and worn but the tank was still holding pressure after being shipped and then sitting in my shop for a few weeks. I opened the valve and it went whoosh!

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    It has the early peg legs rather than the curved legs.

    This one came with a filler cap tool.

    Well, here are some more pics....



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    The filler cap tool is in the foreground.


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    Stove grate is unattached.


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    The main burner with priming dimple.



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    The silent burner has only two rows of flame jets.



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    The peg leg in the extended position.



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    The peg leg in the storage position.



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    The complete burner in case.




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    The label. Notice: patents pending. No "The Ideal Camp Stove" phrase.



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    Peg legs extended underneath stove case.



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    The filler cap tool.


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    The main burner with pronounced priming dimple.



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    Control knob for auxiliary burner.


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    The back-side of the burners.



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    The tank had a rectangular label instead of the circular labels found on later versions.



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    A View of the pieces.


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    Stoves parts stored in case.



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    All closed up.



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    The case has one of these pegs to hold the lid down on the stove on both left and right sides.



    sam
     
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  2. Sparky

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    Sam, did that come with a separate tank pump or is the pump integral with the tank body?
     
  3. idahostoveguy

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    Yeah, I forgot to mention that this didn't come with the external pump. I had actually posted this stove twice and screwed up the post by accidentally hitting the back button on my mouse causing the whole page to disintegrate into thin air (digital air). Each time I started over, less content went into the topic, so by the time I got to the third posting the pump info was missing.

    After playing with this stove a bit, I was glad for the improvements that AGM made in later versions like the hinged grate and attached, curved legs, hinged lid and wind baffles. This stove has none of that and so it is cumbersome to move around since none of those parts are attached. If you pick this stove up with the legs extended, one of the peg legs will come off the latch so that when you put the stove back down, one side of the stove drops. Lots of personality this one has!


    sam
     
  4. DAVE GIBSON United States

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    nice post..i have the one with the curved legs and it also fire up without much fussing around.
    unlike newer stoves the fittings look like something from the gas stove in the kitchen and not the tiny easily clogged or busted valves and such on the newer ones.
    i never know if i should repaint mine or just leave it looking old so i can impress people with my old beater that still runs,sort of like my car--
     
  5. terry5732 United States

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    So this end of the wrench is for the filler cap tool?

    What is the filler cap tool for?

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  6. Doug L

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    "I opened the valve and it went whoosh!"
    Music to your ears I bet.
    Thats a cool old camp stove and nice photos presentation.Thanks for sharing
     
  7. idahostoveguy

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    Whoosh is a very good sound to hear! Love to hear when I get a 'new' stove.

    As for the tool above, it looks like it would fit the filler cap tool just about right.


    sam
     
  8. scouterjan

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    Nice Sam, just had 1 given to me.I think its the same as yours. I will start a new post with mine
    Jan
     
  9. snwcmpr United States

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    Sam, can you, one day, show the filler cap, and the use of the tool?
    The tool, seen above, photographed by @terry5732, looks different.

    Thanks,
    Ken in NC