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Posted October 17, 2016 - 01:25 PM

A guy up the road from me had this out by the road.

I stopped to see what he was going to do with it. 

I got it for free............. 

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Needs cleaned up and repainted 

and a couple parts but i think it 

can be fixed even tho i never 

seen anything like it 


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 01:40 PM

Neat looking stove!


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 01:46 PM

Kerosene? Alcohol?


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 01:49 PM

Those, or a version of that, show up often in the bone yard up the road for scrap. Looks good, and have fun with it!


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 01:59 PM

If that's a Florence Stove it was made here where I live..


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 02:04 PM

Kerosene? Alcohol?

Not sure which, i was thinking white gas but kerosene 

makes more sense 

 

If that's a Florence Stove it was made here where I live..

Didnt see a tag any place on it so im not sure what kind it is.

The guy did say that the amish used them


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 02:20 PM

Not sure which, i was thinking white gas but kerosene 

makes more sense 

 

Didnt see a tag any place on it so im not sure what kind it is.

The guy did say that the amish used them

I know  many that were built were kerosene, maybe natural gas also. Not sure about white gas, but possible. My Dad, Grandfather and Uncle worked for the Florence stove company for a few years after WW II. I wish any of them were around so I could show them a pic of the first one !


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 02:43 PM

White gas will be a FATAL mistake. That is a kerosene stove. Before rural electrification they were a big step up for the woman of the house. She could have cooking heat in a few minutes without heating up the house in the summer. The glass jar is the fuel tank. Find a manual for it. I have a new in the box Wards three burner that I keep incase of long term power outage. It is dated from 1953. They can be dangerous even with kerosene so, be very carefull and have a big fire extinguisher if you fire it up. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 02:48 PM

There were stoves and heaters that used unleaded gasoline, always seemed way too dangerous to me! Both Corvairs, and VW Beetles had optional gasoline heaters that mounted under the back seat. That's right kiddies, gasoline and a flame, inside your ride! As bad as it sounds, I never knew of one incident caused by them.
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Posted October 17, 2016 - 05:38 PM

There were stoves and heaters that used unleaded gasoline, always seemed way too dangerous to me! Both Corvairs, and VW Beetles had optional gasoline heaters that mounted under the back seat. That's right kiddies, gasoline and a flame, inside your ride! As bad as it sounds, I never knew of one incident caused by them.

WWII US Army Weasels(designed as a snowmobile for 5 men) had gasoline heaters too. In the Battle of the Bulge, Weasels were the best way to get around. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 08:34 PM

Boyscout is roght. It's a kerosene stove. My mom grew up cooking on one.
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Posted October 17, 2016 - 09:32 PM

Both Corvairs, and VW Beetles had optional gasoline heaters that mounted under the back seat.

 

I had a VW 412 with a gas heater. Man that thing could crank out the heat. Sounded like a little Nibco heater running back there.

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Posted October 20, 2016 - 12:36 PM

Well i found a tag on it that i must have overlooked 

Its a wards hustler 14U-454A made by montgomery wards

around 1930 or so. Cant find much on it 

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