Wandervogel brand storm cooker - 1920's

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  1. presscall

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    Wikipedia entry
    Ultimately outlawed along with other youth groups by the Nazis, Wandervogel was revived after the war and has become an international movement, particularly popular in Japan.

    It seems likely that manufacturer of this cooker anticipated attracting sales from the connection. It's a well-made product, made from heavy gauge aluminium, compact at 6 1/2 inches (170mm) diameter, 3 1/2 inches (90mm) high (components stowed). The leather strap is of high quality and shows no sign of ageing.

    I've included a couple of items of contemporary Wandervogel literature, a yearbook from 1922 and a postcard that graphically expresses the underlying concept of the movement, to put aside the trappings of work and follow the wanderlust, as free as a bird.

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    The postcard image.

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    Title page of the yearbook.

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    Hiking folk.

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    Even if I could make out the odd word of German, I find the gothic script makes it hard to read, but here's an article on carbide lamps.

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    John
     
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    Excellent!

    By the way @presscall, how many stoves do you have now, John?

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Great history lesson John, thanks! Love that logo engraved in the top and the postcard image sums up boyhood to me. Jerry
     
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    Dozens, but not many hundreds.

    Interestingly, Tony, this storm cooker's my last stove purchase until I get a bigger garage.

    John
     
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    A bigger garage Ha Ha, that won't stop you. Great find.

    Cheers
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    i can report that only yesterday a solitary middle aged german woman strode into school grounds and demanded in broken english, to be given directions to the nearest pub - entirely unconcerned that she was on private property and at least two miles from the nearest public footpath,
    her apparent sense of entitlement was quite breathtaking to behold, a rather largish woman too and she had climbed over a four foot high wall to get there.
    so i can confirm that the germans like to wander
     
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    This is so interesting. Another great post, John.
     
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    MYSZKOW.jpg
    CIRCA 1930
     
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    Wow John, what a great find. I really like the philosophy of the group too.

    Having a lack of space cannot restrict further puchases. I know.
    But, at least your selections are top shelf, even if the top shelf is full.

    Ken in NC
     
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    Wonderful stuff. I appreciate not only your eye for picking up interesting items but also the thoroughness of your research. Having a little history and context really brings these things back to life. Well done!

    Ben
     
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    Thanks All.

    @gieorgijewski
    Thanks for that Katalog information. I'm unclear on where the pictured insert of it appears in the catalogue or what the Polish connection with the Wandervogel stove is, which it clearly resembles.

    I gather from Wikipedia that the town the Katalog refers to - Myszków - was a village before 1925 and subsequently became a centre for heavy industry. I wonder if their product was a later clone of the Wandervogel, or if the latter was made in Poland and branded appropriately for the German market in the 1925 - 1930's period?

    John
     
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    Gieorgi,
    John has good question, when you answer him, please add the name this stormcooker is given in Myszków katalog?

    John, great post thank you. BTW aligned with your explanation, google has wondervogel tahrbuch as wonderbird's book.
    Hiking folk image is nice touch, front 2 of the wondervogel bunch are playing guitar / stringed instrument.
    Thank you.
    PS in bolder letters, is katalog use of Swiatowit, origin is an interesting drift re mysterious 9th century Poland, but it's off-topic.
     
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    at first:
    This is 15 page producent catalogue for distributors
    "Catalogue aluminum pans department of sports equipment"
    every product has his own number - which is not a sequence number Catalogue- but from a full list of product
    Myszków was producent wide range of stuff for Polish Army.
    Connections with german market - You can see here https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/who-made-fulmen-stove.29605/
    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/very-strange.30974/
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    in thats catalogue is shown two sets
    one pot - 1,75 liter - 17 zł
    two pots - 2,25 liter - 20 zł
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    I do not know - this product - from Poland
    its mean - "was very low production" or "main productions was for external market"
    the same problem is with "Fulmen" brand
     
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    I'am not expect - "Wandervogel" branding for Poland

    @OMC
    no name - only number
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    Nbr. 374
    Przyrzad do gotowania
    z jedn rondlem i palnikiem spirytusowym mos.
    [in english: Instrument for Cooking, with one pan and alcohol brass burner. ]

    John, It is relevant, yet for me I apologize for drift (your wondervogel is top notch reference in it's own right).
    Yourself / Gieorgi likely know (Poland) maker of Nbr.374?, only in hindsight I think it's better as it's own post w/link cross referencing that they are near twins (oops, and maybe too late).
    OK, so i (myself) ask for no more detail of 374 here.

    That said, and actually, reason I post is, the 2 Gieorgi images are different, clarifying my impression of what is already presented above:
    > image of catalog cover with inserted illustration (far above) is:
    storm cooker, maker _________ Nbr. 375 2 pots (noting 2.25 L)
    > image of page just above is:
    storm cooker, maker _________ Nbr. 374 1 pot. 1.75L

    Both w/brass alcohol burners, described as 1 & 2 pot and in addition, both have fry pan lids.
    I find that including details of dimensions / capacity is very helpful and much appreciated. thank you

    edit: Gieorgi was so quick w/detail response below TY, I inserted his updated info into my comment.
     
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    two pot "375" - picture shows folded set
    ...with one pot and alcohol brass burner ...
     
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