This M-1942 military stove is stamped A.P.C. (Armstrong Products Co.,
Huntington, West Virginia) and is dated 1974.
The stove and its parts fit in the sterilizing box on the top of the stove.
The stove, in Roger Hill's collection, is comparable to Coleman's Model 523.
They were made under military contract by several manufacturers
between 1943 and the early 1990's.
The Auto Camp Stove was built by a company of the same name in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
The company was in business for several years beginning in 1918.
According to a 1919 issue of Motor Boating magazine, the case is a "standard size Ford tool box";
the stove is meant to be removed from the box to operate.
The stove, in John Bostrom's collection, was restored by Steve Wagoner
including matching the paint to the original colors.
British Petroleum Co., Ltd., London, England,
made this Cleary "B P" stove,
which was named for its inventor, Edwin Cleary,
who patented the burner in the early 1920s.
Henry Plews restored this heavily used appliance
in his collection to close to its original appearance.
Clayton & Lambert, a Detroit, Michigan, company, filed the patent for this Model 3 stove in 1926,
the patent was issued in 1931, and the stove is marked Patent Pending.
All of this 3 burner model, including the stand, folds down to 29" x 12" x 7".
A high-end model, it features pilot lights for the 2 side burners, a pullout gas tank on sliding rails
that self lock in the out position, and attached flip-up grates for each burner to ease cleaning;
the flame guide surrounding each burner lifts off for cleaning.
The stove cooks evenly on all burners and is thrifty on fuel.
The stove is in Laura and Mike Murphy's collection.
Please contact me if you have any information on this model.
The Companion Heater Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia,
made this stove under license from Max Sievert, Sweden,
sometime after 1939 (Watchom, from the Classic Camp Stoves website).
Companion models were faithful to the Sievert originals so this may have been Model 155.
This stove is in Peter Cunnington's collection.
This Model 733 Dura Camp brand stove was made
by an unidentified Japanese manufacturer,
possibly in the 1960's.
It has a number of similarities to Coleman stoves of the same period.
This stove is in Brien Page's collection.
Enders Colsman AG, Ludenscheid & Werdohl, Germany,
made this compact Model 9063 stove, known also as "Baby."
This benzine (gasoline) model came with a pricker, funnel, wrench, and spare parts.
The stove is stored in the metal box that also serves as a stove stand when in use.
This stove, in Tim Tucker's collection,
was imported to the US by Gloy's, a division of Amdis Corp.
The Enterprise Portable Gasoline Stove
was manufactured by the Enterprise Tool & Metal Works of Chicago.
It features a detachable, external pump
and a preheater reminiscent of a blow torch.
The Goodfire Stoves Corp, Valenzuela, Philippines,
made this Model GP-1 stove.
The burner (lower) is unusual in having a single loop
for preheating the kerosene.
This stove is used by Boy Scout Troop 194, Roselle.
Franz Heinze KG, Wuppertal, Germany, made this kerosene stove
for the German armed forces.
The stove is not removed from the carrying case to operate
and is preheated with a Rapid preheater;
there is no provision for alcohol preheating.
This stove is in Bob Meyer's collection.
This Evinrude Camp Stove was made for Evinrude by Hercules Mfg, Minneapolis, Minnesota;
a smaller decal with the Hercules name shows through the Evinrude decal on the metal case.
Hercules Mfg. sold a very similar stove with their name on it.
Larry Pennell, whose collection this is in,
got the stove with the metal case, pump, pin, and funnel
The safety pin was apparently used to clean the generator tip.
The pump screws into a valve/fuel cap on the back of the stove.
The only identification on this stove
or the box (not shown) is Fire-Lite.
The stove, seen here heating water,
is a clone of the popular SVEA 123
possibly manufactured in Asia.
This is a Model 100 Petromax brand stove from Germany
was made by Graetz Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH.
It runs on kerosene and is preheated with alcohol
which can be put in the cup via the hole beside the burner.
The flame is regulated by pumping
and bleeding air with the screw on the left.
The Lea Him Co. (Pte) Ltd, Singapore made this No. 2
kerosene tank to serve multiple stove (roarer) burners.
The tank has a built-in pump, pressure gauge, and 2 fuel lines.
While this tank is dated July 15, 1970,
it and three other sizes are still for sale by the company.
Lea Hin also made this Butterfly brand stove, Model 2411.
This stove with its tin is in Bo Ryman's collection.
Casa Hipolito SARL once manufactured gas pressure appliances in Torres Vedras, Portugal,
Their products included this Model 36 tripod stove that is in Pablo Vega's collection.
When he got it the cast iron grate was with the stove.
This Hipolito No. 2 stove, also in Pablo Vega's collection, is unfired.
The stove may have been manufactured in 1986,
based on a printer's mark on the box flap.
This stove, which is stamped "Sitima Asili No. 1S:or" and "Kaluworks Mombasa,"
was likely not made in Sweden as the box (right) states.
The label is also stamped Assembled in Tanganyika;
the bottom of the box is marked Kenya Box Factory.
Ross Mellows notes that Primus Trading on the box label makes it post 1962
and more likely of Optimus, not Primus, origin.
This stove is in Glenn Knapke's collection.
The Norwegian company, Hovik Verk, made these Model 41 stoves
which are also stamped with their Standard brand.
The one on the left, finished in nickel, is shown running.
The end of the pump handle doubles as a plug
when the burner is removed for packing in the tin.
Hovik Verk also made this Model 210 stove
under license from Primus in Sweden.
The burner was supplied by Primus and is so marked.
This stove is in Harald Hogseth's collection.
Hugo Mfg. Co., Duluth, Minnesota, made this Model 6 Basford stove
sometime after 1924 based on several patent dates on the label.
This two burner stove, in James Davis's collection,
includes a siphon to take gas from a car tank
and a pressure gauge on the end of the tank.
A warming rack is located above the cooking grate.
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