The Justrite Co., Chicago, Illinois, made this No. 552 camp stove
possibly in the early to mid 1920s based on the valve design.
This gasoline fueled two burner stove, in Dan Davis' collection,
requires a separate pump (not shown) to pressurize the tank.
The stove is not instant lighting and requires preheating.
This Hummer Camp Stove was made by the Kremer Metal Products Co.,
a company that existed in the mid-1920's in Chicago, Illinois.
Glenn Knapke, whose collection this stove and pump are in,
found that the stove has an unusual fuel line/generator (lowest image)
that wraps around the main burner as on the much later Coleman 501.
The preheater cup and openings to the Venturi tubes also appear in the lowest image.
A.J. Lindemann & Hoverson Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
probably made this Model 2 A stove in the 1920's
based on similarities to more well-known Coleman products.
The stove is also identified as the Kerogas brand
but is labeled for gasoline only.
This stove was in Steve Winikates collection.
The Mantle Lamp Co. of America made this Aladdin M-1942 stove
for the military; it is date stamped 1943.
This early version of the model was protected by U.S. patent 2,465,572.
The toothed wheel both regulated the flame and incorporated a tip cleaner.
The operating instructions are on a metal tag soldered to the side of the tank.
This stove, in John Rugotzke's collection, can be compared to the stove just below this one.
Aladdin made this M-1942 stove in 1944, a year after the one above.
The tip cleaner is a lever (left) separate from the star-shaped fuel valve.
The water transfer decal on the side of the tank has the operating instructions.
The square post on the windscreen held a wrench (missing) to maintain the stove.
An example of the wrench mounted on an M-1942 stove can be seen here.
Midland Steel Products, Detroit, Michigan, made this SafeTcook Trailer stove.
The master burner for this stove is in the front right position (lower image);
the generator is kept hot by that burner.
The ivory and red knobs above the tank
control the air and gas flow to the burners respectively.
This stove is in Glenn Knapke's collection.
This stove was made by the Monitor Heating & Oil Appliances Ltd,
The stove fits in the carry case which doubles as a cooking grate
for the stove when inserted in the case.
This stove is in Jeff Johnson's collection.
Note the tip cleaners held in the front door.
The Russian company, Moscow Engineering Society V.V. Czernyshev,
made this Primus Turistskij stove that is similar in design to a Primus 8R
but with different threads and in some other details,
according to Christian Hinz.
The stove, in Jon Shearer's collection,
is running on white gas in the above image.
National Stamping & Electric Works, Chicago, Illinois,
advertised the Handy Camp Stove (left) in the later 1910s,
& the No. 1 Handy Camp Stove (center & right) in the early 1920's.
Both models are torch lighting so require preheating.
and are pressurized with a separate pump.
The Handy Camp Stove (left) is in Bo Ryman's collection,
while the one in the center and right images is in John Stendahl's collection.
This Cook Quick Model 112 stove was made or badged by Okeefe & Merritt,
a Los Angeles, California, company.
This stove requires a separate pump.
It is in Ron Lenfield's collection.
The only identification on this gasoline stove
is Pak-Cook 235.
This stove, in Dana Kennison's collection,
is a clone of the popular SVEA 123
possibly manufactured in Asia.
Poloron Products, Inc., New Rochelle, New York,
made this two burner stove, Model GS-1.
This stove, in Steve Winikates's collection,
came with the instruction sheet that is dated Dec. 1961.
The windscreens latch through a loop in the back right corners of the cooking grate.
Poloron Products also made the GS-1 camp stove
in a different color combination for Sears.
Sears sold it as Model 776.74180
under their J.C. Higgins brand.
This stove is in Harold Ridarick's collection.
Sears Ted Williams Models 776.74150 (above) and 776.74242 (below)
were made by Poloron; they are similar in design to their Model GS-2.>
The left end of the tanks have a peg, that with the pump handle on the right, hold the tanks in the front of the stoves.
The front legs double as handles; the tanks are aluminum.
Paperwork that came with the stove on the left is dated Dec. 12, 1961.
These stoves are in Bob Meyer's collection.
Sears Ted Williams Model 776.74151
is very similar to the 2 burner stove above
and is only one digit higher in model number
so perhaps is the next version of the stove.
This stove is in Brien Page's collection.
Prentiss Wabers Stove Co. made this Model 2 Auto KampKook Kit
when the town they were located in was known as Grand Rapids, Wisconsin,
which dates the stove to Oct. 21, 1919 & Aug. 4, 1920 (Joe Pagan).
The legs are removable on this early model
but the tank remains outside the box for packing.
Harold Porter has restored this stove which is in his collection.
This early version of the No. 4 stove dates to around 1920.
The tag on the stove identifies the company location
as Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, as on Model No. 2 above.
The tank is half-round and fits closely to the left side of the case.
Note the valve wheels vs. a key to regulate the burner as on the No. 4 stove lower on this page.
Jim MacDougall used a filler cap from a newer Preway stove when he took these images.
Prentiss Wabers Model 3 Auto KampKook Kit
came in a carrying case (upper image) that had places
for eating utensils in the lid.
Joe Pagan, whose collection this is in,
dates it to 1922-24.
Note the removable key to operate the valves.
This later version of the Model 3 stove
includes an integral oven over the master burner.
The burners and tank store inside the stove case
as on the later two burner Model 4 below.
James "smitty" Smith repainted the stove case
to preserve it from further rusting.
This Prentiss Wabers Model 4 Auto Kamp Kook Kit is the one burner equivalent
of the two burner model above and was made from 1922-24.
This stove, in Joe Pagan's collection,
has a removable key to control the burner.
The steel parts of the burner make preheating difficult.
Preway used the Model 4 designation later for a two burner model (see below).
In 1925 Preway introduced the two burner Model 4.
Joe Pagan believes the above stove, in Rodney Redondo's collection,
is this first version of the Model 4,
as it has the tank mounted on the left and the "skate key" to control the second burner.
Rodney restored the stove including repainting.
The preheater cup is missing but the stove can be run.
A later version of Preway's Model 4 Auto-Cook-Kit
still required preheating but the preheater cup was changed from the first version above.
Glenn Knapke restored this stove including repainting the case.
By lifting Rod A (lower image) and opening the valve,
fuel is diverted to the preheater cup.
Rod B passes through the slot in the case to control the left burner.
Preway's Model 1 Auto-Cook-Kit has 3 burners
but is comparable in burner design
and control to the preceding Model 4.
This stove, in Don Ostby's collection,
dates to around 1926-'27,
based on the tank placement on the right side (Pagan).
Prentiss Wabers Products Co., Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin,
manufactured many stoves in the first half of the 20th century.
This Model 8B two burner stove was advertised in 1931 (Pagan).
The burner assembly stores in the case by lifting it from the running position (upper image).
The stove is instant lighting; it has a sliding bar with a hole
to allow the fuel air mix to reach the left burner (lower image).
Prentiss Wabers also made this Handy Chef Auto-Camp Stove for Sears, Roebuck and Co.
This restored stove, in Glenn Knapke's collection, differs from the one above by not being instant lighting,
so it has a preheater cup below the left burner.
The stove is unusual in having the second burner closer to the tank,
rather than farther from the tank,
and with the generator passing over both burners.
The burner on this Auto-Kook-Kit No. 9 is much the same as
on Model 4 above for preheating and operating the second burner
but the burner assembly is longer and the stove has a cast iron grate.
This case on this stove, in Mike Morgan's collection,
is 20 1/2" x 11" x 5"; 4" longer & 2" wider than Model 4 above.
The stove was likely manufactured in the late 1920's (Pagan).
This Prentiss Wabers 3-burner Model 22PW is instant lighting
and probably dates to pre-1934 as noted for Model 168 below.
Joe Pagan restored this stove
which features a metal strip across the top front panel of the stove
that can be raised to the left to insert/remove the tank and burner assembly.
Preway Model 168 is a 3 burner floor stove
that was advertised in 1933 (Pagan).
Randall Adams restored this stove
which included fabricating the splash guard
and tailoring the design of that part for their kitchen decor.
Preway Model 209 appears in Catalog 16 dated 1934
and appears to be little modified from Model 22PW above (Pagan).
This instant lighting stove was larger (10 1/2" x 20 1/4")
and had a larger, 3 pint fuel tank than Model 205 below.
Note the wire handle on the filler cap in the top center of the tank.
The shipping weight of this stove,
in John Stendahl's collection, was 20 1/2 lbs!
In 1934, this 205 Preway stove was the economy model
although it had an integral pump and instant lighting
as did the other camp stove models this year.
This stove, in John Stendahl's collection, has less expensive features
including a lighter design, smaller size, wire grate,
and a painted 2 pint tank.
Preway Model 312 dates to around 1935.
This 3-burner Auto Cook Kit,
in Dave Mcfarlan's collection, is instant lighting;
the valve wheel at the end of the generator controls the fuel flow
while the other valve wheel at right angles to the first
controls the preheating fuel-air mix.
Prentiss Wabers Preway brand stoves were often called Auto Cook Kits.
Model 418P, seen here running, is in Brien Page's collection.
This model dates to the mid 1930's.
Model 512P appears in Preway Catalog No. 20 from 1938.
The case has a "green crackle with black veil finish;"
AUTO-COOK-KIT is stenciled on the tank.
Two wire controls for the center (front) and right (rear) burners
can be pulled out through openings in the right side of the case;
moving them up and down controls the amount of heat.
This stove is in Glenn Knapke's collection.
Preway DeLuxe Hot Plate No. 438P
measures 31 3/4" long x 10 1/2" high,
and the shipping weight is listed as 66 lbs in their 1936 catalog.
Bob Meyer repainted the stove with Kennedy Tool Box wrinkle brown;
it was originally a brown walnut finish.
All 3 burners are running in this image.
This is a Model 441PT trailer stove by Prentiss Wabers.
The stove, in Ken and Carol Lunney's collection,
required a lot of work to restore.
It has an unsual triangular burner placement (upper image) and a single oven
by the gas tank with integral pump and pressure gauge (lower image).
This model dates to the mid 1930's but we have no literature for it.
This Model 405 Preway stove appears in a 1936 brochure.
The stove is unusual in having a burner
that slides in and out of the case on a rail (lower image).
The tank hangs below the stove case during operation
and stores in the case when not in use.
This stove and brochure are in Joe Pagan's collection.
This version of the Model 405 stove, in Darien Williamson's collection,
has strap legs rather than wire legs,
that fold under the case for transport of the stove.
Darien repainted the stove case to the original black enamel.
This stove lacks the tag that was riveted to the front of the case.
This military pocket stove was made for the military
by Prentiss-Wabers or Preway.
Stamped in this stove is M-1942-MOD
This stove is in Fred Kuntz's collection.
Preway Model P4521 is contemporary with Models P4522 & P4523 below.
This compact stove, in John Stendahl's collection,
has a number of features that serve to make it sturdy,
including the windscreen tabs and a carry handle that levels the stove.
The burner on the right is controlled by raising and lowering the rod
to open and shut the plug for the fuel-air flow (lower image).
Model P4522 is a two burner version
of Model P4523 below.
This stove is in Joe Pagan's collection.
This Preway Model P4523 is a 3 burner stove,
that Joe Pagan dates to 1945 - early 47.
Glenn Knapke restored this stove, that is in his collection,
including cleaning and repainting the case and burners;
the paint on the tank is original.
Preway stove Models P4821 (left) and P4822 (right) date to the late 1940's,
according to Joe Pagan, as evidenced by the 48 in the model number.
These stoves are in Brien Page's collection.
Model P4821 has an unusual wedge-shaped design;
the tank raises the front of the stove and the steel plate in front levels the grate.
Both burners were running when he took the image of the P4822.
These stoves have a rod with a terminal loop to regulate the right burner.
This 3 burner Preway stove Model P4823
appears to be the same design as Model P4822 above
and a successor to Model 4523 above.
This stove, in Dave McFarlan's collection,
likely dates to the late 1940's.
Preway Model P4823R is much like Model P4823 above
except for the shape and attachment of the end caps on the tank,
the word Close is stamped on the valve wheel,
and there are differences in the decals.
The R is stamped after the embossed model number on the case.
This stove is in John Stendahl's collection.
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