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Villiers Farmer's Glory

Discussion in 'Villiers' started by Wim, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Wim

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    Hi All, last weekend The Missus and her humble servant were invited to celebrate a good friend's 60th birthday. As good friend lives near London I wanted to combine the trip over to the UK with collecting a stove for sale near the good olde towne. In fact, I collected my first purchase of 2013 at the Hystorical Dock Yards at Chatham (but sadly, the museum was closed for winter :cry: ). Someone spend many a night in his shed to make a wooden/metal clad carrying/cooking box for it. So, here are some photo's for you! Enjoy!

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    Best regards,

    Wim
     
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    Hi Wim, What a nice old stove and seems to be in good condition the lettering on the stove looks perfect. Do you have any idea of its age? The box for it looks to be very well made and a nice addition. Sounds like you had a nice time while in England. :)
     
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    Hi Rick, glad you like it! Yes, we had a good time when in England, went to London to visit some of its great museums and some gazing through shop windows ;) :lol: .

    I can't give a precise date on this stove, but it is late 1930's at my guess. I don't think Villiers made stoves after WW2.
    Funny thing about this combo is, the Inferno (same stove, but it came in a "suitcase" like Colemans etc.) was sold for the same price as the Farmer's Glory, so why go through all the trouble? Maybe the case was a (much) later addition when someone (new owner?) wanted to take it (car)camping. Quality of the work is very good indeed.

    All the best,

    Wim
     
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    Nice stove Wim :thumbup: :thumbup: We Brits have to thank you again :clap: :clap: for rescuing another piece of British stove history. At least we know that it is in safe "Stove Custody" with you my friend :content: :content: Best wishes for 2013 - Steve.
     
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    Thanks Steve! But the problem is, my garage will soon start to overflow! :lol:

    All the best,

    Wim
     
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    I found this, don't know if you've seen this.
     
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    Good link, Rick :clap:
     
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    Indeed, great link! Thanks Rick! However, it doesn't show my Mk14B engine :( . Must be an unpopular model.

    All the best,

    Wim
     
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    Wim

    Have you got any markings on the tank ? or the cast aluminium running gear ?

    Ian
     
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    Hi Ian, will have a look tomorrow. There are markings on the tank, but don't remember fully what it said.

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
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    Nice catch Wim.
    And beautiful box.
    I heard from Villiers before as a bike brand, not to be changed with Filliers, thats something different :D
     
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    Hi Erwin, we also have Vieille (French for Old) Villiers, a Trappist-like beer! :D/

    Groetjes,

    w!m
     
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    Ian, the tank only has "patent applied for" on it. The burner has "patents N° 13565/33" (cast) and a stamped "FG 1274" (serial N°?) on it and of course the mfr's name.

    Best regards,

    Wim