yellow inscription

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  1. Daryl

    Daryl United States SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Anyone know the origin of the yellow inscription on good used Enders 9061? Thanks to @kerophile, @presscall, @Knight84 for pictures (some a decade old) and many others I am able to fire it up.
    Daryl sunny SoCal
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  2. BigScott

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    Military stores number maybe.
     
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    Mine has a little, my understanding used on military stoves.
    Duane
     
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    533 on fount also
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    Hey,
    I think it has sth. to do with the german army, the "Bundeswehr". The Bundeswehr has the "y" on the licence plates of its vehicles. Maybe the stoves belonged to a certain vehicle?

    Ciao, Bastian

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    @Sternenlicht, Thank you. I do believe your answer is correct. Would be a very practical and simple way to issue items. Another one has similar yellow markings in the Gallery Collection.
     
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    BTW - I recently came across an article on the Enders 9061 stove (in German - Bewährt: Benzinkocher Enders 9061 B - auf Tour) in which it’s mentioned the stove was probably equipped on some vehicles operated by the Bundeswehr (Iltis, Unimog, Munga and MAN 630).

    The similarity of the numbering seen on the stove pictured above to that on the Bundeswehr vehicle license tags (“Y” followed by a six-digit number) suggests it was once equipped on a vehicle with that tag number.

    Here’s an excerpt from a comment to the article (translated), supporting this possibility:

    “Hello, I made my first acquaintance with the Enders Kocher in 1963 in the Bundeswehr. I was stationed in a telecommunications unit. We were with 2 men with a Munga and a radio relay. Since we regularly worked outside the command posts, the equipment also included the Enders Kocher 9061. As far as I know, the field cable troops also had this type of troop cooker. I operated the Enders stove with the Munga's petrol and oil mixture for about 7 years...”

    For small units like this, roving around independently and camping out on their own, it would make sense to equip their vehicles with such a stove. And not hard to imagine the Germans marking each such stove with the tag number of the vehicle it goes with, as a way to maintain accountability.
     
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    Now that you know what you're looking for - I rather think this stove is incomplete without the Unimog to go around it! Expensive hobby these stoves, yes, but you knew that going in. :)
     
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    @Fetter, A Unimog would be idea, but no room in the garage. Will have to make due with a sporty ride to make coffee at local Cars & Coffee or take a ride in some German panniers down a bumpy road! It will see action in my Tacoma also. Daryl sunny HOT SoCal
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    A Unimog doesn’t need room in your garage! You park it on your neighbor’s lawn.

    ….Arch